Participatory Modelling for Sustainable Development: Key Issues derived from five cases of Natural Resource and Disaster Risk Management

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Participatory Modelling for Sustainable Development : Key Issues derived from five cases of Natural Resource and Disaster Risk Management. / Hedelin, Beatrice; Evers, Mariele; Alkan Olsson, Johanna; Anna, Jonsson.

In: Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 76, 01.10.2017, p. 185-196.

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T1 - Participatory Modelling for Sustainable Development

T2 - Key Issues derived from five cases of Natural Resource and Disaster Risk Management

AU - Hedelin, Beatrice

AU - Evers, Mariele

AU - Alkan Olsson, Johanna

AU - Anna, Jonsson

PY - 2017/10/1

Y1 - 2017/10/1

N2 - Stakeholder participation is considered a key principle for sustainable development in the context of natural resource and disaster risk management. Participatory modelling (PM) is an interactive and iterative process in which stakeholder involvement is supported by modelling and communication tools. Planning and decision-making for sustainable development (SD)integrate three substantive dimensions − social, ecological and economic. The procedural dimension of SD, however, is equally important, and here we see great potential for PM. In this study, we evaluate five PM research projects against criteria for the procedural dimension of SD. This provides a basis for identifying key issues and needs for further research into PM for SD. While the cases show great potential, especially for supporting knowledge integration, learning and transparent handling of values and perspectives, they indicate a particular need to develop PM in respect of organizational integration. This issue is closely connected to the possibility of effectively implementing PM in practice.

AB - Stakeholder participation is considered a key principle for sustainable development in the context of natural resource and disaster risk management. Participatory modelling (PM) is an interactive and iterative process in which stakeholder involvement is supported by modelling and communication tools. Planning and decision-making for sustainable development (SD)integrate three substantive dimensions − social, ecological and economic. The procedural dimension of SD, however, is equally important, and here we see great potential for PM. In this study, we evaluate five PM research projects against criteria for the procedural dimension of SD. This provides a basis for identifying key issues and needs for further research into PM for SD. While the cases show great potential, especially for supporting knowledge integration, learning and transparent handling of values and perspectives, they indicate a particular need to develop PM in respect of organizational integration. This issue is closely connected to the possibility of effectively implementing PM in practice.

KW - Participatory modelling

KW - Sustainable development

KW - Procedure

KW - Research need

KW - Natural resources management

KW - Disaster risk management

U2 - 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.07.001

DO - 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.07.001

M3 - Article

VL - 76

SP - 185

EP - 196

JO - Environmental Science and Policy

JF - Environmental Science and Policy

SN - 1462-9011

ER -