Greenhouse Gas Initiative Scenario Database

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The GGI (Greenhouse Gas Initiative) scenario database documents the results of a set of greenhouse gas emission scenarios that were created using the IIASA Integrated Assessment Modeling Framework and previously documented in a special issue of the Technological Forecasting and Social Change.



 



The GGI Scenario Database (Version 2.0)

Introduction

The GGI (Greenhouse Gas Initiative) scenario database documents the results of a set of greenhouse gas emission scenarios that were created using the IIASA Integrated Assessment Modeling Framework and previously documented in a special issue of the Technological Forecasting and Social Change. The articles of the special issue can be accessed here.

Altogether, the database documents three ‘baseline’ scenarios of different socio-economic and technological developments, A2r, B1 and B2, that are assumed not to include any explicit climate policies. In addition to these, this database also documents climate stabilization scenarios, which have been imposed on the baselines. Version 2.0 of the database includes an extended set of stabilization scenarios, including very low scenarios that stabilize CO2-eq concentrations at about 450 ppm CO2-eq.

The majority of the scenario data is presented at the level of 11 world regions. For some indicators data is available in a more disaggregated spatial scale than what is shown in this database. If you are interested in acquiring grid level data, it can be downloaded from here.


References

  1.  "Greenhouse Gas Initiative Scenario Database"