Thursday, August 25, 2011


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Nature and Use of New Socioeconomic Pathways for Climate Change Research

A workshop on “The Nature and Use of New Socioeconomic Pathways for Climate Change Research” will be held November 3-4, 2011. It will be hosted by the Integrated Science Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

The goals of this workshop are to agree on the general nature of a set of basic socioeconomic development pathways, and to prioritize new work on developing extended versions of these pathways that would improve their usefulness for evaluating mitigation strategies, adaptation options, and residual impacts. In addition, the meeting will further explore how such socioeconomic development pathways can be used in conjunction with climate model simulations to generate integrated scenarios useful for carrying out climate change research.

The meeting will bring together researchers involved in the development or use of scenarios from the fields of integrated assessment modeling; social and economic development; assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability; and climate modeling. It will build on previous meetings that have facilitated the development of this new set of scenarios and a conceptual framework for employing them.

Due to size constraints for the meeting, participation may have to be limited. Anyone interested in attending is therefore asked to submit an abstract (for possible presentation) or paragraph describing interests in the meeting, through the online submission system.

Submissions before September 16 will receive full consideration. Beyond that date, submissions will be considered as space allows.

More information.

Deadline: September 16, 2011

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