How does climate impacts research make use of IPCC scenarios? Policy card B

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How does climate impacts research make use of IPCC scenarios? Policy card B

Like most climate impacts research results, the AVOID 2 findings are usually stated with reference to a small set of future scenarios. There are separate scenarios
for atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration (the Representative Concentration Pathways, or RCPs) and for socioeconomic development (the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, or SSPs). This policy card explains what the RCPs and SSPs are, and how they are combined in climate impact assessment studies.

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