A new scenario framework for climate change research: scenario matrix architecture

 

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dc.contributor.author Van Vuuren, Detlef P
dc.contributor.author Kriegler, Elmar
dc.contributor.author O’Neill, Brian C
dc.contributor.author Ebi, Kristie L
dc.contributor.author Riahi, Keywan
dc.contributor.author Carter, Timothy R
dc.contributor.author Edmonds, Jae
dc.contributor.author Hallegatte, Stephane
dc.contributor.author Kram, Tom
dc.contributor.author Mathur, Ritu
dc.contributor.author Winkler, Harald
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T12:30:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T12:30:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0906-1
dc.identifier.citation Van Vuuren, D., Kriegler, E., O'Neill, B., Ebi, K., Riahi, K., Carter, T., Edmonds, J., Hallegatte, S., Kram, T., Mathur, R. & Winkler, H. (2014). A new scenario framework for climate change research: scenario matrix architecture. Climatic Change, 122(3), 373-386. DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0906-1 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0165-0009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16900
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the scenario matrix architecture that underlies a framework for developing new scenarios for climate change research. The matrix architecture facilitates addressing key questions related to current climate research and policy-making: identifying the effectiveness of different adaptation and mitigation strategies (in terms of their costs, risks and other consequences) and the possible trade-offs and synergies. The two main axes of the matrix are: 1) the level of radiative forcing of the climate system (as characterised by the representative concentration pathways) and 2) a set of alternative plausible trajectories of future global development (described as shared socio-economic pathways). The matrix can be used to guide scenario development at different scales. It can also be used as a heuristic tool for classifying new and existing scenarios for assessment. Key elements of the architecture, in particular the shared socio-economic pathways and shared policy assumptions (devices for incorporating explicit mitigation and adaptation policies), are elaborated in other papers in this special issue. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.source Climatic Change en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/10584
dc.subject.other Carbon taxes
dc.subject.other Greenhouse gas mitigation
dc.subject.other Energy policy
dc.title A new scenario framework for climate change research: scenario matrix architecture en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-04T09:45:49Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords scenario framework en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords scenario matrix architecture en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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