Complex Systems Scenario Analysis

Vanessa Schweizer researches complex systems methods for scenario analysis in the context of the human dimensions of climate change (HDCC). In 2018, she began new research projects that interface her methods with other complex systems approaches, namely agent-based modelling (through hosting a WICI visiting scholar, Mr. Tristan de Wildt) and network analysis. With Mr. de Wildt, she is working on the social justice dimensions of low-carbon energy transitions. With her students, she is working on using scientometrics to perform scientific assessment of HDCC scenario studies. The latter may become increasingly important for Assessment Reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Schweizer presented at a conference in Denver in March 2019 and currently has two co-authored papers in preparation.