Extending the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways for Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability research


Organizers: Lena Reimann (University of Kiel), Athanasios T. Vafeidis (University of Kiel), Bryan Jones (CUNY)

RESEARCH SESSION

9:00 AM-9:15 AM
Influence of different European socioeconomic pathways on future heat-related health challenges

Guillaume Rohat, University of Geneva and University of Twente

9:15 AM-9:30 AM
Quantifying the exposure of population to coastal floods: do gridded population scenarios yield additional information for impact assessment?

Jan-Ludolf Merkens, Kiel University

9:30 AM-9:45 AM
Sector-specific Indicators of Adaptation Barriers and Future Loss and Damage

Marina Andrijevic, Humboldt University in Berlin

9:45 AM-10:00 AM
Population projections for all U.S. counties by age, sex, and race controlled to the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

Matt Hauer, Florida State University

10:00 AM-10:15 AM
Spatial distributions of urban and rural poverty and inequality under the SSPs

Matthew Gidden, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

10:15 AM-10:45 AM
Discussion


The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) are becoming the current standard in climate change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (IAV) research. In order to enhance their relevance for IAV assessments, recent studies have extended the SSPs, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with the aim to increase their contextual and spatial detail. Such studies include extensions on regional scale (e.g. Europe, the Mediterranean, U.S. Southeast), national scale (e.g. Scotland, Hungary), and extensions focusing on specific sectors (e.g. health, coasts). Additionally, spatially explicit projections, e.g. for population, GDP, and age have been produced based on interpreting the qualitative information of the SSP narratives.
This research session will include five oral presentations that aim to increase the spatial and contextual detail of the SSPs.