The Use of Integrated Assessment to Support Multi-Stakeholder negotiations for Complex Environmental Decision-Making
- The Use of Integrated Assessment to Support Multi-Stakeholder negotiations for Complex Environmental Decision-Making
- Kim, Dong-Young
- Integrated Assessment; Multi-stakeholder negotiation; Air Pollution
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- KDI Working Paper Series;07-16
- Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) is an analytic tool used in recent years in
the turbulent middle ground between sicnece and public policy. Its central purpose is to
inform environmental decision-making on very complex policy questions. The ideal of
its usefulness in policy-making sometimes obscures more than it clarifies. Sometimes,
scientific findings need to be understood in terms of the political uses to which they can
and will be put (e.g., which policies are being justified and which institutions are being
To explore the interaction between multi-stakeholder negotiation and IEA in decisionmaking
at the regional level, researcher designed a multi-party, multi-issue negotiation
simulation exercise requiring a set of policy actors to incorporate the results of a
hypotehtical integrated assessment into their policy dialogue. The exercise, "Groundlevel
Ozone: A Negotiated Rule-Making Process on Varara's Air Pollution Crisis"
explores how negotiating parties perceive IEA data, as well as how their perceptions
influence decision-making on air pollution mitigation policies in a metropolitan area.
Finally, this paper discusses the use of negotiation simulations as research tools in
generating or testing hypothesis.
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