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Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) database (2015)


The SSP database aims at the documentation of quantitative projections of the so-called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and related Integrated Assessment scenarios. The SSPs are part of a new framework that the climate change research community has adopted to facilitate the integrated analysis of future climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation, and mitigation.

The database includes projections for population and economic development for the following elements:

  1. population by age, sex, and education;
  2. urbanization; and
  3. economic development (GDP)

In addition to the basic SSP socio-economic elements, the database includes preliminary SSP-based scenarios by integrated assessment models (IAMs). The scenarios provide detailed global and regional projections, among others, for:

  1. energy supply and use;
  2. land-use;
  3. GHG and air pollutant emissions;
  4. average global radiative forcing and temperature change;
  5. mitigation costs.

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

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