Description

Abstract:

Future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are the product of very complex dynamic systems, determined by driving forces such as demographic development, socio-economic development, and technological change. Their future evolution is highly uncertain. Scenarios are alternative images of how the future might unfold and are an appropriate tool with which to analyse how driving forces may influence future emission outcomes and to assess the associated uncertainties. They assist in climate change analysis, including climate modeling and the assessment of impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. The possibility that any single emissions path will occur as described in scenarios is highly uncertain.

 

Publication Year
2 000
Author(s)
IPCC
Language
English
Resource Type
ISBN
92-9169-113-5
Physical Description
27
Publisher
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)