The PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and The Integrated Assessment Society are pleased to announce their joint seminar, Integrated assessment for environmental policy in a ‘post-truth’ society. This hybrid event will focus on the underlying elements of the alleged knowledge crisis to identify current practices that are used to address contested knowledge in IA, and explore promising, alternative strategies for dealing with this phenomenon. The event will also provide a platform for participants to exchange views and experiences in various situations associated with the science-policy interface, with an emphasis on IA.
The programme comprises keynotes and short statements by scientists and practitioners who have dealt extensively with the issues at hand. Two rounds of three parallel sessions will complement the programme. The first round will focus on current practices in IA that seem particularly relevant in times of contested knowledge. The second round will focus on identifying ‘better’ strategies for the future. The seminar will close with a round table discussion to refine and anchor insights and findings from the keynotes and parallel sessions. The themes to be presented and discussed include:
- Discomfort with the post-truth society and contested knowledge
- Current IA practices for dealing with contested knowledge
- Environmental assessments and divergent perspectives
- Socio-environment models and their grand challenges
- Promising future practices