Transformations in Society and Environmental Policy
Transformations in Society and Environmental Policy Theme
SAGES members are involved in three types of work: Communication…of geoscience and environmental science; Engagement (knowledge exchange) with policy makers and businesses; Understanding human processes – behaviours – in response to environmental change. Topics on which SAGES members are undertaking work include:
Vulnerability and adaptation to environmental change: environmental governance; adaptation to climate change and variability; social impacts of flooding; community adaptive capacity; population change, mobility and vulnerability; international development.
Individual and social behaviour: residential choice behaviour; behavioural change dynamics; socio-economic scenarios; waste minimisation.
Carbon management and energy policy: Low carbon housing; carbon markets; value of carbon landscapes; climate and energy policy; biofuels – social impacts.
Ecosystem services & beneficiaries: Soil ecosystem services; capacity modelling of coastal-marine systems; environmental values; environmental management and development; ecosystem services and international development.
Land use, landscapes, soils: Decision processes of land use and cover change; landscape history; rural and urban sustainability; ethno-pedology.
Knowledge exchange: Science-policy interface; stakeholder engagement; public engagement and communication; outreach – science in society; tools for policy makers; communicating sustainability; knowledge elicitation.
Social simulation & visualisation: 3D visualisation; complexity theory & self-adaptive systems; emergent systems modelling; agent-based modelling; life-cycle analysis.