IA Principles Resource Page (Internal)

Our starting point

TIAS newsletter feature March/April 2018 on IA Principles

TIAS webinar (29 June 2017) on IA standards and principles:  Presentations and synthesis report


Articles and Reports

Hamilton et al, 2015. Integrated assessment and modelling in EMS.

German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities

Merritt et al.  2017. Realizing modelling outcomes: A synthesis of success factors and their use in a retrospective analysis of 15 Australian water resource projects.

Special Issue of Environmental Science and Policy dedicated to “Solution-oriented Global Environmental Assessments: Opportunities and Challenges”. Guest Editors: Martin Kowarsch and Jason Jabbour. Link to Special Issue: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14629011/77.

Introduction to the Special Issue: Kowarsch, Martin; Jabbour, Jason (2017): Solution-oriented global environmental assessments: Opportunities and challenges. Environmental Science and Policy 77: 187–192. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2017.08.013. Open access: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117308353

Kowarsch, Martin; Jabbour, Jason; Flachsland, Christian; Kok, Marcel T.J.; Watson, Robert; Haas, Peter M.; Minx, Jan C.; Garard; Jennifer; Riousset, Pauline; Pintér, László; Langford, Cameron; Yamineva, Yulia; von Stechow, Christoph; O’Reilly, Jessica; Edenhofer, Ottmar (2017): A road map for global environmental assessments. Nature Climate Change 7(6): 379–382. doi:10.1038/nclimate3307. Free version: http://rdcu.be/s7kC

Edenhofer, Ottmar; Kowarsch, Martin (2015): Cartography of pathways: A new model for environmental policy assessments. Environmental Science & Policy 51: 56–64. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.03.017. Free version: http://www.ingsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/PEM_final_ESP_2015.pdf. // Related book: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319432793

Kowarsch, Martin; Garard, Jennifer; Riousset, Pauline; Lenzi, Dominic; Dorsch, Marcel J.; Knopf, Brigitte; Harrs, Jan-Albrecht; Edenhofer, Ottmar (2016): Scientific assessments to facilitate deliberative policy learning. Palgrave Communications 2:16092 (Special Issue on Scientific advice to governments, guest edited by Sir P. Gluckman and J. Wilsdon). Open access:

(NEW) Rothman, D.S., van Bers, C., Bakkes, J. and Pahl-Wostl, C., 2009. How to make global assessments more effective: lessons from the assessment community. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 1(2), pp.214-218.

(NEW) Pindyck, R.S., 2017. The use and misuse of models for climate policy. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 11(1), pp.100-114.

(NEW) Bellagio SusTainability Assessment and Measurement Principles (BellagioSTAMP) – Significance and Examples From International Environment Outlooks, Jan Bakkes

(NEW 28 Aug 2018)  de Ridder et al. (2007)  Tool Selection for IA

(NEW 28 Aug 2018) PBL (2015) General Guidance for Cost Benefit Analysis


IA Principles Working Group Meeting -MCC, Berlin 28 Aug 2018

(NEW – Berlin Meeting 28 Aug 2018)  Slides- IA in the 2020s – Bakkes and Pinter

(NEW – Berlin Meeting 28 Aug 2018) Global Land Outlook and IA principles – Bakkes

Challenges paper (28 Aug. 2018): Reviewing principles of integrated assessment for environment & sustainable development (TIAS Working group in IA review)

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The Bellagio Principles

A new version of UNEP’s Guidelines for Integrated Environment Assessment

IAIA 2015 Social Impact Assessment guidance document 


Projects, Networks, Initiatives

the FOGEAM project, coordinated by MCC Berlin

INGSA – International Network for Governmental Science Advice. (Working on a process for principles for policy advice)


Possible Funding

 DFG is offering sponsorship for a workshop (Link)