Climatic Change

, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 473–479 | Cite as

SSPs from an impact and adaptation perspective

  • Thomas J. WilbanksEmail author
  • Kristie L. Ebi


The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) offer benefits for communities concerned with climate change adaptation research and actions (IAV), but some challenges need to be overcome in order to facilitate active IAV involvement in SSP use. This essay summarizes potential benefits, challenges, and possible strategies for enhancing the value of the SSP approach for IAV communities.


Development Pathway Integrate Assessment Modeling Scenario Process Climate Change Response Socioeconomic Dimension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.ClimAdapt, LLCLos AltosUSA

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