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This project was supported by the National Science Foundation through award number SES-1003678, with contributions from the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan) provided travel support for several participants. Support of the work of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change is provided by a consortium of federal agencies through a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Number NNH07CC79B) and by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Number BCS-0436369). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2010). Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment: Report of a Workshop. Panel on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Research and Assessment. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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