The RPC

The RPC

The RPC

The Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 corresponds to a high greenhouse gas emissions pathway. RCP 8.5 is a so-called ‘baseline’ scenario that does not include any specific climate mitigation target. The greenhouse gas emissions and concentrations in this scenario increase considerably over time, leading to a radiative forcing of 8.5 W/m2 at the end of the century.