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SSPs from an impact and adaptation perspective

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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.

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Correspondence to Thomas J. Wilbanks.

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This article is part of the Special Issue on “A Framework for the Development of New Socio-economic Scenarios for Climate Change Research” edited by Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Robert Lempert, and Anthony Janetos.

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Wilbanks, T.J., Ebi, K.L. SSPs from an impact and adaptation perspective. Climatic Change 122, 473–479 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0903-4

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Keywords

  • Development Pathway
  • Integrate Assessment Modeling
  • Scenario Process
  • Climate Change Response
  • Socioeconomic Dimension