An open-source tool for visualization of climate mitigation scenarios: Mipplot

Yiyi Ju*, Masahiro Sugiyama, Diego Silva Herran*, Jiayang Wang, Akimitsu Inoue

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Synthesizing and communicating knowledge on climate change to policymakers and stakeholders is often difficult due to the complexity and diversity of underlying research. As a “translation” instrument, we present the mipplot tool, an open-source R package that can be used to visualize data of long-term climate mitigation scenarios. With simple commands and under a user-friendly language platform, this tool generates plots in multiple languages for any scenario dataset following the data submission format of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium. The plots can be generated both by function call in R environment and by an interactive interface in a web browser environment, which offers greater flexibility of inputs and suits both experts and non-experts. Moreover, its capability of specifying aggregation rules and different display languages extends its applicability to a broader range of users.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105001
JournalEnvironmental Modelling and Software
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Climate change mitigation
  • R package
  • Scenarios
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ecological Modelling


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