LECTURES: Integrated Environmental Assessment
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COURSE: Environmental System and SD

Topic: Integrated Environmental Assessment


Marion Cheatle, former Branch Chief, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya

 Date: 28th Feb. - 7th March, 2017

 Venue: Rm 902, Zonghe Building, Siping Campus, Tongji University

 ·       15:30-17:00   Tuesday   28th Feb.

·        10:20-12:00  Thursday   2nd March

·        2 sessions (time to be decided)  Friday  3rd March

·        2 sessions  Saturday  4th March

·        2 sessions  Sunday   5th March

·        Exam 8.00 - 9.40   Tuesday   7th March


Teaching Plan

PART I. What is IEA?

Why do assessments?

Essential attributes of assessment

IEA within the environmental assessment landscape

Key questions addressed by IEA

Working at the science-policy interface

 PART 2. UNEP’s approach to IEA

Evolution of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) – 1995 to 2016

Process characteristics and production cycles

Products - global to local

 PART 3. An IEA from start to finish

The six stages of an IEA process

 PART 4. A closer look at the IEA analytical framework

Drivers/Pressures/State/Impacts/Responses - components of an integrated analysis

The role of assessment in the policy cycle

 PART 5. Environmental monitoring, data and indicators

Gaining information about conditions and trends

Data types, sources and shortcomings

Using indicators

Composite indexes

 PART 6. The ‘O’ in GEO

Using scenarios and modeling to explore possible futures

 PART 7. The International Assessment Landscape: How well are we doing?

A national/global overview

Achieving the essential attributes of assessment

Remaining challenges

 PART 8. Lessons from the past; Looking to the future

GEO outcomes and impacts

Opportunities for future assessments

On the road to GEO-6