Climate change, biodiversity loss, urbanization, pandemics. These phenomena have a major impact on society and the environment and introduce significant uncertainty and complexity into policy and decision processes. Socio-environmental systems researchers and practitioners are increasingly concerned about potential long-term impacts of near-term decisions. To provide the most effective decision support, we need to expand our understanding of the future in socio-environmental systems. Based on the 2020 article “Scenario processes for socio-environmental systems analysis of futures: A review of recent efforts and a salient research agenda for supporting decision making,” this webcast explores the present status and futures of creating socio-environmental scenarios.
Vanessa Schweizer, Associate Professor of Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Environment and Director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, Canada
Hannah Kosow, Research Associate, ZIRIUS - Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sondoss El Sawah, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Martin Cenek, Associate Professor, University of Portland, United States
Rebecca Kariuki, Carson Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Germany and Fellow in Climate Change Science, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda
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