How can I write a serious paper when my starting point is fictional?

We discussed this question with many scientists, researchers, and scholars before we started the project. Surprisingly, many found the particular perspective the 2051 Munich Climate Conference offers quite attractive.

While ideas about the future can never be 100% accurate, they do not necessarily need to be absolutely fictional. Theory, history, and imagination enable constructing fact-based scenarios about the future. We encourage participants to draw on such resources to bring both creative and robust visions to the conference.