Scaling in Integrated Assessment

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A collection of papers prepared for the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment's (EFIEA) Policy Workshop on Scaling Issues in Integrated Assessment, held from 12-19 July 2000.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
The Editors
The Contributors
Foreword
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction 1
2 Geographic Scaling Issues in Integrated Assessments of Climate Change 5
3 Micro/Macro and Soft/Hard: Diverging and Converging Issues in the Physical and Social Sciences 35
4 Scale and Scope in Integrated Assessment Lessons from Ten Years with ICAM 51
5 Scaling Issues in the Social Sciences 75
6 Sustainability and Economics a Matter of Scale? 107
7 Scales in Economic Theory 125
8 Scaling Methods in Regional Integrated Assessments: From Points Upward and from Global Models Downwards 139
9 Strategic Cyclical Scaling: Bridging Five Orders of Magnitude Scale Gaps in Climatic and Ecological Studies 179
10 The Syndromes Approach to Scaling 205
11 Polycentric Integrated Assessment 237
12 Emergent Properties of Scale in Global Environmental Modeling - Are There Any? 263
13 Complexity and Scales: The Challenge for Integrated Assessment 293
14 Scaling in Integrated Assessment: Problem or Challenge? 329
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