European Ecosystem Assessment scenario analyses - Background document for the EURECA Scenario Workshop on 13 and 14 October 2008 - ETC/BD Working paper N°B/2008

01 Sep 2008

Iulian Petchesi

As part of the work by the European Environment Agency on a European Ecosystem Assessment (EURECA), scenarios based on different assumptions regarding major drivers for biodiversity change were to be developed. The present report aims at analysing and assessing existing scenarios in relation to the relevance and potential application of the methodologies they employ. This scenario analysis is therefore intended to facilitate, and provide potentially valuable input to, the EURECA process. ECNC has compiled this inventory document which gives an overview of the selected scenario studies.

Prepared by: Merijn Biemans and Lawrence Jones-Walters (from ETC/BD partner ECNC, NL), Dominique Richard (from ETC/BD-MNHN, FR)