What are the RCPs?

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Year: 
2016
Author: 
NCCARF

Do you know what the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) are? This infographic explains the logic underlying these four greenhouse gas concentration scenarios used in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Changes in temperature, sea level and extreme weather expected under each RCP are outlined. The infographic also shows how RCPs can be used to plan for the future and undertake adaptation actions.

Resource Type: 
Factsheet
Location: 
Australia Wide
Topics: 
Governance

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