Integrated Model to Access the Global Environment (IMAGE)

Developer or Source: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

IMAGE is an ecological-environmental model framework that simulates the environmental consequences of human activities worldwide. It represents interactions between society, the biosphere and the climate system to assess sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The objective of the IMAGE model is to explore the long-term dynamics and impacts of global changes that result from interacting demographic, technological, economic, social, cultural and political factors.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Agriculture, Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Land Use, Oceans and Coasts
Scale: Unspecified
Expertise Level: Generalist
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Inputs Needed: Population Economic development Lifestyle Policies Technology change Energy use and supply Food consumption and supply
Outputs Provided: Energy use, conversion, and supply Agricultural production, land cover and land use Nutrient cycles in natural and agricultural systems Emissions to air and surface water Carbon stocks in biomass pools, soils, atmosphere and oceans Atmospheric emissions of GHG and air pollutants Concentration of GHG in the atmosphere Changes in temperature and precipitation Sea level rise Water use for irrigation
Languages: English
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