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Linking global scenarios to national assessments: Experiences from the Resources Planning Act (RPA) AssessmentAuthor(s): Linda L. Langner; Peter J. Ince
Source: In: Bengston, David N., comp. 2012. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 55-65.
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DescriptionThe Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment provides a nationally consistent analysis of the status and trends of the Nation's renewable forest resources. A global scenario approach was taken for the 2010 RPA Assessment to provide a shared world view of potential futures. The RPA Assessment scenarios were linked to the global scenarios and climate projections used in the Third and Fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessments to recognize the influence of global forces on domestic resource conditions and trends. This paper reviews the challenges encountered, approaches taken to address these challenges, and the lessons learned.
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CitationLangner, Linda L.; Ince, Peter J. 2012. Linking global scenarios to national assessments: Experiences from the Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment. In: Bengston, David N., comp. 2012. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 55-65.
Keywordsstrategic foresight, scenarios, trends, forecasting, change, environmental scanning
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