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Main Title Describing socioeconomic futures for climate change research and assessment : report of a workshop /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 668941955
ISBN 0309161444; 9780309161442
Subjects Climatic changes--Economic aspects--Congresses. ; Climatic changes--Social aspects--Congresses. ; Climatic changes--Forecasting--Congresses. ; Social prediction--Congresses. ; Economic forecasting--Congresses.
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  QC902.8.D47 2010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/15/2011
ERAM  QC902.8.D47 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/02/2014
Collation xii, 63 pages ; 23 cm
"The workshop that is the subject of this report was organized by the National Research Council's Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change and the Climate Research Committee"--Page vii. Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Needs for socioeconomic scenarios -- Evolving methods and approaches -- Driving forces and critical uncertainties in adaptation, vulnerability, and mitigation -- Representative concentration pathways and socioeconomic scenarios and narratives -- Lessons from experience -- Reports from breakout groups -- Concluding comments. "The implications of climate change for the environment and society depend on the rate and magnitude of climate change, but also on changes in technology, economics, lifestyles, and policy that will affect the capacity both for limiting and adapting to climate change. Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment reviews the state of science for considering socioeconomic changes over long time frames and clarifies definitions and concepts to facilitate communication across research communities. The book also explores driving forces and key uncertainties that will affect impacts, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation in the future. Furthermore, it considers research needs and the elements of a strategy for describing socioeconomic and environmental futures for climate change research and assessment. Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment explores the current state of science in scenario development and application, asserting that while little attention has been given to preparing quantitative and narrative socioeconomic information, advances in computing capacity are making development of such probabilistic scenarios a reality. It also addresses a number of specific methodological challenges and opportunities and discusses opportunities for a next round of assessments."--Publisher's description.