Integrating science and policy through stakeholder-engaged scenarios

Emily J. Barbour, Andrew Allan, Mashfiqus Salehin, John Caesar, Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)


Scenario development for integrated analysis focuses on adopting an interdisciplinary approach covering key elements of the biophysical environment as well as changes in livelihoods, education, economics and governance both locally and internationally. Most importantly, the development of these scenarios generates a dialogue across institutions, stakeholders and sectors, with the use of common data and agreement on shared qualitative and quantitative futures. The scenarios adopted combine three alternative future climates and three socio-economic development pathways. Quantification of these issues included estimation based on published data, expert knowledge and stakeholder engagement, particularly where data are most uncertain or unknown. This chapter demonstrates this approach for coastal Bangladesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319710921
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018

Cite this