The forum brings together a diverse set of communities who are using or developing scenarios for use in climate change and sustainability analysis to:
exchange experiences, ideas, and lessons learned
identify opportunities for synergies and collaboration
reflect on the use of scenarios
identify knowledge gaps for future research
By taking stock of recent progress, reflecting on the use of scenarios in environmental assessments and policy-making, and facilitating further scenario-related research, this meeting will inform the use of scenarios in the preparation for the next cycle of IPCC Assessment Reports (AR7) and help ensure a research base sufficient to inform future national and international assessments as well as policy initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).