Scheduled Special Issues
9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC9) (ESD/ACP/BG Inter-Journal SI)
The International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC) is the single largest conference organized by the global research community every four years to present the latest scientific findings on the science of the carbon cycle and its perturbation by human activities. The ICDC in 2013 is the 9th conference. The conference topics encompass the global carbon cycle, global and regional budgets, and processes with specialized sessions on the individual components of atmosphere, ocean and land, in the timeframes of past, present and future. It covers both fundamental science advancement and discovery, the generation of policy relevant information, and new technological observational platforms, datasets, and modeling approaches.
The three main themes of the conference are:
Conference website: http://icdc9.lasg.ac.cn
Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP)
ISI-MIP is a community-driven modelling effort with the goal of providing cross-sectoral global impact assessments, based on the newly developed climate [Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs)] and socio-economic [Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSPs)] scenarios.
Based on common background scenarios (climate and socio-economic), a quantitative estimate of impacts and uncertainties for different sectors and from multiple impact models will be derived. From this, policy relevant and society-focused metrics will be deducted.
This initiative, coordinated by a team at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research with support from IIASA and backing from the IPCC Working Groups II and III, aims to provide fast-track outcomes for the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Further it hopes to initiate a longer-term coordinated impact assessment effort driven by the entire impact community.
This ESD special issue is intended to cover research performed within the context of ISI-MIP. Contributing manuscripts may cover modelling studies which use the common ISI-MIP background scenarios to improve our understanding of the impacts and uncertainties associated with projected global change.