IMAGE - Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment

The IMAGE modelling framework has been developed by the IMAGE-team under the authority of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. IMAGE is a computer model that simulates environmental consequences of human activities by integrating land, energy, climate, and policy models in one framework. Its main goal is to provide insight in the most important interactions between these systems. On this website you will find the latest updates, news posts and activities of the IMAGE-team.

What is IMAGE?

IMAGE is an integrated assessment modeling framework that simulates the environmental consequences of human activities worldwide. It represents interactions between society, the biosphere and the climate system to assess sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The model can be used to explore the long-term pathways for future environmental and sustainable development problems as well as possible response strategies.  The IMAGE modelling framework has been developed by the IMAGE team under the authority of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

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News

Overview of news items and latest updates.

Latest news article: 7 May 2021

Data

Download IMAGE data.

Latest updated data: USS scenario explorer

 

IMAGE video

Discover more about the IMAGE model in this video. It briefly shows how the model is used in science, policy and the media but it also gives a sneak peak under-the-hood. Click to see more.

Learn more about IMAGE in this video