Keywords: World Energy Council, IIASA, high growth and ecologically driven cases, shifting balance of energy consumption and carbon emissions, technologies, Climate Convention, Kyoto, regional validation
Long-term energy scenarios: the approach of the World Energy Council
This paper outlines the six WEC/IIASA scenarios, which began life in 1993 as three 'cases' or scenario families, and which are now regarded as the 'state of the art' in this field. They were published in detail in N. Nakicenovic et al. (1998) Global Energy Perspectives, Cambridge University Press. The fully integrated scenarios present a rational range of possible energy and carbon dioxide emissions outcomes to 2100.