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Environmental Evaluation & Decision Support Tools

New technological approaches can only be implemented with the full engagement of a wide range of stakeholders.  The Centre has developed the SAVE Framework to enhance inclusive decision making for sustainable development to support the uptake in society of sustainable technologies.  This, involves three inter-related components; Assessment, Visualisation and Enhancement as shown below.
 
SAVE diagram
 
This research theme assists the implementation in society of sustainable technologies by investigating new ways of:
  • Measuring the social, environmental and economic impact of the technologies through the use of sustainability indicators.
  • Understanding how decisions are made, when they are and by whom to ensure that the right information on sustainable development can be made available to the right stakeholders and the right time.
  • Communicating the complex sustainability indictors in a way that can be understood by a wide range of stakeholders.
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