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The English version of our glossary is currently under construction and will be regularly updated.

Development path

Describes a potential future climate and associated drivers. Development paths are also referred to as climate scenarios.

A development on the basis of a collection of technological, economic, social, institutional, cultural and biophysical factors that, over time, determine interactions between human and natural systems to a certain extent, including production and consumption patterns in all countries. Alternative development paths refer to various potential development trajectories, among which a continuation of current trends is just one possibility.