Environmental Futures: The Practice of Environmental Scenario Analysis

Environmental Futures: The Practice of Environmental Scenario Analysis

by J. Alcamo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0444532935

ISBN-13: 9780444532930

Pub. Date: 10/10/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

As scientists and policymakers try to come to grips with problems such as climate change and risks to biodiversity, they turn more and more frequently to the method of scenario analysis to better understand the future of these problems. Over the last few years scenario analysis has become one of the key tools for bridging environmental science and policy. This is

Overview

As scientists and policymakers try to come to grips with problems such as climate change and risks to biodiversity, they turn more and more frequently to the method of scenario analysis to better understand the future of these problems. Over the last few years scenario analysis has become one of the key tools for bridging environmental science and policy. This is the first book to sum up the current practice of environmental scenario analysis and to propose directions for improving its quality and effectiveness. Chapters are written by an international group of distinguished scenario experts and provide an excellent starting basis for first-time scenario practitioners, as well as a collection of new ideas on improving scenario practice for experienced scenario analysts.

• Comprehensive coverage and overview on environmental scenario analysis from a team of international experts
• First book to address key contemporary issues involved with environmental scenario analysis
• Gives guidelines for best practices
Benefits:
• Excellent starting base for first-time scenario practitioners
• Helps the reader to interpret scenarios and to place them into the correct context

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444532930
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/10/2008
Series:
Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment Series, #2
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1.Introduction. 2. Towards Guidelines of Environmental Scenario Analysis. 3. Environmental Scenarios. A Survey. 4. Searching for the Future of Land: Scenarios from the Local to Global Scale. 5. Participation in Building Environmental Scenarios. 6. Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Scenarios of the Environment. 7. Scale Issues in Environmental Scenarios Development. 8. Trend Discontinuities and Surprises in Environmental Scenarios. 9. Closing Chapter.

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