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Mitigation scenarios must cater to new users

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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Fig. 1: Near-term rate of change for market-relevant variables from research and industry scenarios.

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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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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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Weber, C., McCollum, D.L., Edmonds, J. et al. Mitigation scenarios must cater to new users. Nature Clim Change 8, 845–848 (2018).

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