CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures
March 11-13, 2019
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
A rapidly expanding set of activities is extending and applying the new framework on integrated climate change scenarios. Researchers are using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), and other approaches to characterizing future societal and environmental conditions to investigate global change issues, including the Sustainable Development Goals. The Scenarios Forum aims to bring together a diverse set of communities working with the new framework to share their experiences, progress, and plans. By taking stock of progress and facilitating scenario-related research, this meeting will inform the use of scenarios in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and help ensure a research base sufficient to inform future assessments and policy initiatives.
The Scenarios Forum is open to anyone using, developing, or interested in scenarios to carry out research or policy analysis related to climate change and sustainability. Proposals for sessions are now being accepted (https://www.scenariosforum2019.com/call-for-proposals/), through June 15, 2018. A call for presentation abstracts and meeting registration will follow later in the summer.
The Forum is presented by the International Committee on New Integrated Climate Change Assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) and the Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver.