These webpages document the IIASA Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM) framework, also referred to as MESSAGE-GLOBIOM, owing to the fact that the energy model MESSAGE and the land use model GLOBIOM are its most important components. MESSAGE-GLOBIOM 1.0 was developed for the quantification of the so-called Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) which are the first application of the IAM framework.

This documentation is in part still under development and will be supplemented with additional information in certain sections.

When referring to MESSAGE-GLOBIOM 1.0 as described in this document, please use the following citations (Download ris, BibTeX):

  • Krey V, Havlik P, Fricko O, Zilliacus J, Gidden M, Strubegger M, Kartasasmita G, Ermolieva T, Forsell N, Gusti M, Johnson N, Kindermann G, Kolp P, McCollum DL, Pachauri S, Rao S, Rogelj J, Valin H, Obersteiner M, Riahi K (2016) MESSAGE-GLOBIOM 1.0 Documentation. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
  • Fricko O, Havlik P, Rogelj J, Klimont Z, Gusti M, Johnson N, Kolp P, Strubegger M, Valin H, Amann M, Ermolieva T, Forsell N, Herrero M, Heyes C, Kindermann G, Krey V, McCollum DL, Obersteiner M, Pachauri S, Rao S, Schmid E, Schoepp W, Riahi K (2016) The marker quantification of the Shared Socioeconomic Pathway 2: A middle-of-the-road scenario for the 21st century. Global Environmental Change, In Press, DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.06.004.

We thank Edward Byers, Jessica Jewell, Simon C. Parkinson, Narasimha D. Rao for their valuable comments that helped improving this manuscript.