In the past Bernd Siebenhüner has collaborated on articles with Frank Biermann. One of their most recent publications is The role of computer modelling in participatory integrated assessments. Which was published in journal Environmental Impact Assessment Review.

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Bernd Siebenhüner's Articles: (4)

The role of computer modelling in participatory integrated assessments

AbstractIn a number of recent research projects, computer models have been included in participatory procedures to assess global environmental change. The intention was to support knowledge production and to help the involved non-scientists to develop a deeper understanding of the interactions between natural and social systems. This paper analyses the experiences made in three projects with the use of computer models from a participatory and a risk management perspective. Our cross-cutting analysis of the objectives, the employed project designs and moderation schemes and the observed learning processes in participatory processes with model use shows that models play a mixed role in informing participants and stimulating discussions. However, no deeper reflection on values and belief systems could be achieved. In terms of the risk management phases, computer models serve best the purposes of problem definition and option assessment within participatory integrated assessment (PIA) processes.

How do scientific assessments learn?: Part 2. Case study of the LRTAP assessments and comparative conclusions

AbstractBuilding on the introduction of the conceptual framework and the case study of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Part 1, this paper presents a case study of the scientific assessments within the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air-Pollution (LRTAP). This case study will be analysed under the umbrella of same conceptual framework as the previous case study in order to allow for comparative conclusions. In a comparative view, significant differences in structures, public attention, and the structure of the problems under consideration could account for differences in the learning performance in the two cases. The paper finally provides some suggestions for the design of assessments as endeavours of collective learning.

ReviewSocial learning research in ecological economics: A survey

Highlights•We analyse social learning in ecological economics within 54 journal articles.•Results show a growing number of social learning studies in the past 10 years.•Conceptually, most studies import concepts from organisational studies or institutionalism.•Explanatory factors include social capital and networks, institutions and environmental crises.

Strategy paperNavigating the anthropocene: the Earth System Governance Project strategy paper

In 2001, the Earth System Science Partnership declared an urgent need to develop ‘strategies for Earth System management’. Yet what such strategies might be, how they could be developed and how effective, efficient and equitable such strategies would be, remain unspecified. We argue that the institutions, organizations and mechanisms by which humans currently govern their relationship with the natural environment and global biogeophysical systems are both insufficient and poorly understood. For this reason, we have developed, and present here, the science and implementation plan for the Earth System Governance Project, a new 10-year global research agenda under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).

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