NGFS Climate Scenarios Data Set

Bertram, C., van Ruijven, B. ORCID:, Hilaire, J., Kriegler, E., Clarke, L., Cui, R., Edmonds, J., Charles, M., et al. (2021). NGFS Climate Scenarios Data Set. 10.5281/zenodo.5782903.

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The data is available for download at the NGFS Scenario Explorer. The license permits use of the scenario ensemble for scientific research and commercial use, but restricts redistribution of substantial parts of the data. Please refer to the FAQ and legal code for more information.

Version 2.2 (28 June 2021)

Correction of Emission and Carbon Price variables at the native region level for the REMIND-MAgPIE 2.1-4.2 model, Net Zero 2050 scenario (see detailed list at the bottom of this message).
Correction of historic (pre-2020) global level carbon prices for the REMIND-MAgPIE 2.1-4.2 model in Divergent Net Zero Scenario
In the downloadable file names for Downscaled Data, Climate Damages and NIGEM outputs, space characters have been replaced with underscores. Because the url's for these files refer to the file names, the old links for these files no longer work and unregistered users should request new download link.
Solved an issue of incorrect displaying of region names for the "REMIND-MAgPIE 2.1-4.2 IntegratedPhysicalDamages (median/95th)" models in the Scenario Explorer.
About the data set

This dataset contains a set of climate scenario that have been developed for the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). The NGFS is a group of 83 central banks and supervisors and 12 observers committed to sharing best practices, contributing to the development of climate– and environment–related risk management in the financial sector and mobilising mainstream finance to support the transition toward a sustainable economy.

The scenarios in this dataset 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), the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

The Phase 2 bespoke scenarios are generated by state-of-the-art well-established integrated assessment models (IAMs), namely GCAM, MESSAGEix-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.

Technical documentation is available to help users access the datasets. The documentation describes the models and variables, as well as provides detailed guidance for database users. Scenario presentation materials and the user guide are also available at the NGFS portal.

Item Type: Data
Additional Information: Type: dataset
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 10:23
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 10:23

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