The IMAGE Strategy Document 2022-2027

This document describes the new research and development strategy for the IMAGE Framework, for the 2022–2027 period, based on current and emerging research and policy questions. The document sets out the directions; in terms of concrete activities, the strategy will need to be updated and elaborated further, over time, and translated into annual work programmes.

The IMAGE modelling framework forms an integrated assessment model (IAM) of global environmental change in interaction with human development. In history, the IMAGE model has undergone various development periods – as indicated by different model versions. These periods often used the advice of the IMAGE Advisory Board to guide the direction of further development. This document describes the strategy for IMAGE model development for the period 2022-2027.


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Detlef van Vuuren Elke Stehfest


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The IMAGE Strategy Document 2022-2027
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29 November 2023
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