Full course description
An interdisciplinary study skill in Integrated Assessment methodologies and concepts as an approach to address complex societal issues associated with the challenge of sustainable development.
Integrated Assessment is an iterative, continuing process, where integrated insights from the scientific and stakeholder communities are communicated to the decision-making community, and experiences and learning effects from decision-makers form one input for scientific and social assessment. This complex, intuitive, and value-laden process operates at a variety of levels and scales. Multiple diverse approaches are needed, varying from analytical methods (such as Integrated Assessment models) to participatory methods (such as focus groups).
Theory is mixed with practice through lectures, discussions, IA sessions and games.
- Understand the concept of Integrated Assessment (IA)
- Understand how various IA tools and methods are used
- Get hands-on experience in using several IA tools (e.g. models, scenarios, games)
All material (problem descriptions and supporting literature) will be provided during the course and made available through the Student Portal. There is no specific textbook.