Sustainability Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes

Editors: Helming, Katharina, Pérez-Soba, Marta, Tabbush, Paul (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview on the analytical approach in SENSOR and documents preliminary results

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There are many reasons why strategic intelligence is required to support policy decisions. These primarily stem from the nature of today's kno- edge society with two contrasting trends. On the one hand, there is a trend of increasing human intelligence in the economic, social and political s- tems. On the other hand, there is a trend towards dissolving certainties about the problems and solutions of today's society. Clearly, more inf- mation does not necessary imply more certainties on how to act. What is more, the same facts are often interpreted in markedly different ways: the same policy relevant information can – and often does – results in confli- ing framing of a problem by different stakeholders. This is mainly due to competing assumptions, rather then because of inconsistent facts. The- fore, it is not surprising that policy-makers are calling for strategic intel- gence to support their understanding of today's challenges, including the relevant aspects of science and technology, their impact and their possible future developments. Over the last 15 years, Europe has rapidly adopted the practice of dev- oping and using Impact Assessment (IA) tools to support decision-making. Formal procedures and guidance for IA are well established within the European Commission and in most EU Member States. The adoption of IA procedures alone, however, does not guarantee that every policy domain is actually using the full potential of these assessment tools in the preparation of policies and legislation.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Helming, Katharina (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • List of Authors

    Pages 7-13

  • Ex-ante Impact Assessments (IA) in the European Commission — an overview

    Tscherning, Karen (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Impact Assessment in the European Commission in relation to Multifunctional Land Use

    Tabbush, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • An institutional analysis of land use modelling in the European Commission

    Thiel, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes
Editors
  • Katharina Helming
  • Marta Pérez-Soba
  • Paul Tabbush
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78648-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78648-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78647-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09741-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 508
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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