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Climate change mitigation scenarios are finding a wider set of users, including companies and financial institutions. Increased collaboration between scenario producers and these new communities will be mutually beneficial, educating companies and investors on climate risks while grounding climate science in real-world needs.

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Underlying scenario data for Shared Socioeconomic Pathways are available from the online SSP database. Data for other scenarios, where not covered by licensing restrictions, are available upon request.

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  1. World Wildlife Fund, Washington DC, USA

    • Christopher Weber
  2. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

    • David L. McCollum
  3. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

    • Jae Edmonds
  4. CDP Global, London, UK

    • Pedro Faria
  5. Oliver Wyman, Financial Services, New York, NY, USA

    • Alban Pyanet
  6. Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

    • Joeri Rogelj
  7. Energy Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

    • Joeri Rogelj
  8. Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Joeri Rogelj
  9. RFF CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), Department of Management and Economics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    • Massimo Tavoni
  10. 2° Investing Initiative Deutschland, Berlin, Germany

    • Jakob Thoma
  11. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK

    • Jakob Thoma
  12. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany

    • Elmar Kriegler

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C.W. primarily performed the data analysis and initial drafting with input from D.M. All other authors provided substantive feedback and ideas to substance and structure of text and figures.

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