This Scenario Explorer is a web-based user interface for transition scenario results selected for the NGFS. This provides intuitive visualizations & display of timeseries data and download of the data in multiple formats. This Scenario Explorer hosts the NGFS scenarios, which were produced by NGFS Workstream 2 in partnership with an academic consortium from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), University of Maryland (UMD), Climate Analytics (CA) and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH).
This work was made possible by grants from Bloomberg Philanthropies and ClimateWorks Foundation.
The scenarios are generated by state-of-the-art well-established integrated assessment models (IAMs), namely GCAM, MESSAGE-GLOBIOM and REMIND-MAgPIE. These models allow the estimation of global and regional mitigation costs, the analysis of energy system transition characteristics, the quantification of investments required to transform the energy system, and the identification of synergies and trade-off of sustainable development pathways.
Copyright and License
The scenarios are made publicly available to ensure reproducibility and transparency. The Scenario Explorer allows for the re-use of scenario data publicly. Please read the guidance note and the license terms on the License page before downloading data or figures.
Please refer to the About page for more information on the content of the scenario ensemble, including the list of contributors to the scenario data.
Last edited: 25 June 2020
NGFS Scenario Explorer
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