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The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS) is a not-for-profit-entity created to promote the community of inter-disciplinary and disciplinary scientists, analysts and practitioners who develop and use integrated assessment. The goals of the society are to nurture this community, to promote the development of IA and to encourage its wise application. TIAS members include scientists, practitioners and policy advisors from multiple sectors and from 23 countries around the world.
TIAS defines Integrated assessment (IA) as the scientific “meta-discipline” that integrates knowledge about a problem domain and makes it available for societal learning and decision-making processes. Scientific and stakeholder knowledge is drawn from many disciplines and a wide range of methods are applied.
IA plays an important role in environmental management by providing integrated knowledge management tools and processes for addressing complex environmental problems, and for promoting transformations towards sustainable development.
On 1 June 2022, the book “Keeping the World’s Environment under Review: An Intellectual History of the Global Environment Outlook” was launched. The event was hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute on the eve of the 50th Stockholm Conference and organized by TIAS, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Central European University (CEU).
For nearly three decades, the GEO project has not only delivered iconic global assessment reports, but through its multitude of contributors has inspired hundreds of similar processes worldwide from the regional to the local level. This book, authored by five GEO veterans, provides an inside account of the evolution of the GEO project from its earliest days. Read more.