inbriefclimate | VOL. 11, ISSUE 66, May-June 2011 |

The Emissions Scenarios

A1. The A1 storyline and scenario family describes a future world of very rapid economic growth, global population that peaks in mid century and declines thereafter, and rapid introduction of new and more efficient technologies. Major underlying themes are convergence among regions, capacity building and increased cultural and social interactions, with a substantial reduction in regional differences in per capita income. The A1 scenario family develops into three groups that describe alternative directions of technological change in the energy system....

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