The Integrated Assessment Society

The Society

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.

About Integrated Assessment
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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.

The Global Environmental Outlook: a review by assessment veterans

Since the mid-1990s, the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) has been UNEP’s flagship publication. The six editions published provide a comprehensive, regular review of the state and direction of the global environment. The GEO series was introduced following the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development, at a time when governments and other stakeholders lacked a common information base to provide a broad and comprehensive view of environmental issues. Its underlying approach of integrated environment assessment (IEA) has served as inspiration for countless assessment and reporting processes globally, as well as at regional, national and local levels around the world. The results of an independent review by five veterans of global IEAs are provided in this newly released report, Insights from the intellectual history of the Global Environment

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