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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- Infographic: The INDCs and climate impacts
- Infographic: Mapping the impacts of climate change
- Policy card B2b: What future global impacts on people could be avoided by limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees?
- Policy card B2c: The impacts of climate change avoided by future reductions in emissions as defined in the Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions