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Assessing Inter-Sectoral Climate Change Risks: The Role of ISIMIPThe aims of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) are to provide a framework for the intercomparison of global and regional-scale risk models within and across multiple sectors and to enable coordinated multi-sectoral assessments of different risks and their aggregated effects. The overarching goal is to use the knowledge gained to support adaptation and mitigation decisions that require regional or global perspectives within the context of facilitating transformations to enable sustainable development, despite inevitable climate shifts and disruptions. ISIMIP uses community-agreed sets of scenarios with standardized climate variables and socioeconomic projections as inputs for projecting future risks and associated uncertainties, within and across sectors. The results are consistent multi-model assessments of sectoral risks and opportunities that enable studies that integrate across sectors, providing support for implementation of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Rosenzweig, Cynthia (NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY United States)
Arnell, Nigel W. (Reading Univ. United Kingdom)
Ebi, Kristie L. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Lotze-Campen, Hermann (Academy of Sciences Potsdam, Germany)
Raes, Frank (Commission of the European Communities Ispra, Italy)
Rapley, Chris (University Coll. London, United Kingdom)
Smith, Mark Stafford (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Canberra, Australia)
Cramer, Wolfgang (Avignon Univ. France)
Frieler, Katja (Academy of Sciences Potsdam, Germany)
Reyer, Christopher P. O. (Academy of Sciences Potsdam, Germany)
Schewe, Jacob (Academy of Sciences Potsdam, Germany)
van Vuuren, Detlef (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Bilthoven, Netherlands)
Warszawski, Lila (Academy of Sciences Potsdam, Germany)
Date Acquired
January 31, 2017
Publication Date
January 6, 2017
Publication Information
Publication: Environmental Research Letters
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
Distribution Limits
Regional-scale risk models
Global climate models
Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP)