These webpages document the IIASA Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM) framework, also referred to as MESSAGE-GLOBIOM, owing to the fact that the energy model MESSAGE and the land use model GLOBIOM are its most important components. MESSAGE-GLOBIOM 1.0 was developed for the quantification of the so-called Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) which are the first application of the IAM framework.

This documentation is in part still under development and will be supplemented with additional information in certain sections.

When referring to MESSAGE-GLOBIOM 1.0 as described in this document, please use the following citations (Download ris, BibTeX):

  • Krey V, Havlik P, Fricko O, Zilliacus J, Gidden M, Strubegger M, Kartasasmita G, Ermolieva T, Forsell N, Gusti M, Johnson N, Kindermann G, Kolp P, McCollum DL, Pachauri S, Rao S, Rogelj J, Valin H, Obersteiner M, Riahi K (2016) MESSAGE-GLOBIOM 1.0 Documentation. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

  • Fricko O, Havlik P, Rogelj J, Klimont Z, Gusti M, Johnson N, Kolp P, Strubegger M, Valin H, Amann M, Ermolieva T, Forsell N, Herrero M, Heyes C, Kindermann G, Krey V, McCollum DL, Obersteiner M, Pachauri S, Rao S, Schmid E, Schoepp W, Riahi K (2017) The marker quantification of the Shared Socioeconomic Pathway 2: A middle-of-the-road scenario for the 21st century. Global Environmental Change, Volume 42, Pages 251-26, DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.06.004.

The MESSAGE-GLOBIOM Integrated Assessment Model is based on the MESSAGEix framework, an open-source energy systems optimization modelling environment including macro-economic feedback using a stylized computable general equilibrium model. When referring to the software underpinning MESSAGE-GLOBIOM rather than the data or specific assessments, please use the following citation:

  • Huppmann D, Gidden M, Fricko O, Kolp P, Orthofer C, Pimmer M, Kushin N, Vinca A, Mastrucci A, Riahi K, Krey V (2019) The MESSAGEix Integrated Assessment Model and the ix modeling platform (ixmp): An open framework for integrated and cross-cutting analysis of energy, climate, the environment, and sustainable development. Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 112, Pages 143-156, DOI:0.1016/j.envsoft.2018.11.012.

We thank Edward Byers, Jessica Jewell, Simon C. Parkinson, Narasimha D. Rao for their valuable comments that helped improving this manuscript.