G2. Systems modelling for climate change assessments and management

A systems approach to modelling is suited to climate change assessments and management because it addresses the need to evaluate the impacts of, and responses to, climate- and non-climate-related drivers within a holistic framework. This is supported by the growing realisation that models developed and used for local- and regional-scale climate change impact (and vulnerability) assessments must integrate key drivers, processes and responses that interact within, and have an influence on, the system that is being investigated. Furthermore, this integrative approach requires multidisciplinary, which fosters collaboration between researchers, decision-makers and (other) stakeholders. For our session, we encourage papers that highlight the development and use of integrated models for exploring and evaluating climate change impacts, resilience and vulnerability and for identifying and elaborating management responses for adaptation and adaptive capacity enhancement.