• Description of selected global models for scenario studies on environmentally sustainable development

      Bakkes JA; Grosskurt J; Ienburg AM; Rothman DS; Vuuren DP van; MNV; ICIS; LAE (OECDICIS, 2001-03-19)
      This report provides a survey of past and present integrated models that have been used for the generation and analysis of global scenarios. It examines the usefulness of the models for scenario studies on environmentally sustainable development. It does so by evaluating the models in terms of inter alia horizontal integration, vertical integration, and regional specificity. No single model is found to be 'ideal', but a judicious combination of currently existing models with narrative storylines can provide the basis for the development of global scenarios of environmentally sustainable development.