Webcast: Creating Socio-Environmental Scenarios, 20 October 2021

October 8, 2021

We would like to call the attention to the below webcast, recommended by Prof Pinter, member of the TIAS Advisory Board:

Creating Socio-Environmental Scenarios
hosted by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), the journal, Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling, and The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS).

WED. 20 OCTOBER 2021, 15:00 –16:30 (EDT UTC -4)
WED. 20 OCTOBER 2021, 21:00 – 22:30 (CEST UTC +2)
THURS. 21 OCTOBER 2021, 05:00 – 06:30 (AEST UTC +10)


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. The article grew out of a workshop at the International Congress of the Environmental Modelling & Software Society, where practitioners and researchers discussed the state of the art on the development and use of scenario analysis for exploring and understanding socio-environmental systems. The webcast will begin with a presentation by two of the paper’s co-authors, Hannah Kosow and Vanessa Schweizer, briefly describing the life cycle of scenario development. Comments from each panelist will follow and then an open discussion. Viewers may post questions and comments.

For information on presenters, panelists see more details in the attachment: