Journal article

Climate assessment of emissions scenarios for use in WG3 of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

Matthew Gidden, Zebedee Nicholls, Edward Byers, Gaurav Ganti, Jarmo Kikstra, Robin Lamboll, Malte Meinshausen, Keywan Riahi, Joeri Rogelj

Copernicus GmbH

Abstract

<p>Consistent and comparable climate assessments of scenarios are critical within the context of IPCC assessment reports. Given the number of scenarios assessed by WG3, the assessment “pipeline” must be almost completely automated. Here, we present the application of a new assessment pipeline which combines state-of-the-art components into a single workflow in order to derive climate outcomes for integrated assessment model (IAM) scenarios assessed by WG3 of the IPCC. A consistent analysis ensures that WG3’s conclusions about the socioeconomic transformations required to maintain a safe climate are based on the best understanding of our planetary boundarie..

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