CASE STUDY 6.4: Integrated environmental assessment for development decisions
Lack of knowledge can hinder decision-making when new opportunities for economic development are being explored. It also leaves industries, financiers and communities uncertain and risk-averse about investment and, importantly, places our environment at risk due to poorly informed decision-making.
Integrated environmental assessment (IEA) is an interdisciplinary approach to combine, interpret and communicate information from diverse scientific disciplines and knowledge systems, to support decision making.
This collaborative project between all NESP Hubs will develop and demonstrate the value of a holistic approach to providing information for strategic decision-making for sustainable development. It will provide clear guidance to government and stakeholders about the existing information available, data needs, analysis approaches, and governance settings to support integrated environmental assessment for northern Australia.
Commenced: September 2019
More information: David Karoly, ESCC Hub Leader
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