With the growing interconnectedness of society, economy and the environment, it is clear that interventions in the energy sectors will have cross-sectoral impacts. Andrea will argue that the performance of these interventions has therefore to be evaluated using a variety of indicators, describing direct and indirect benefits, such as policy impacts on emissions and the contribution to job creation and growth, as well as unintended consequences of policies. In this context, policy should not aim at maximizing the performance of certain sectors or indicators. Instead, it should focus on balancing the key drivers of the system to improve resilience and mitigate risks.
The adoption of a systemic method requires the use of a multi stakeholder approach, supported by ICT tools ( i.e. the
T21or T21 derived approach). The need for the integration of ICT in policy making is the primary focus of the project CROSSOVER
- Bridging Communities for Next Generation Policy Making, which is an FP7 funded support action aimed at reaching out and raise the awareness of non-experts and potential users, with special regard to high-level policy-makers and policy advisors, on the use of ICT tool for next-generation policy making.
In particular, the project partners have developed a Roadmap for the use of ICT tools in Governance and Policy Making, including methodologies and models to project and evaluate the impact of policies, to directly support decision makers and bridge science and policy. The roadmap has a demand-driven approach, as it starts from the needs and the activities of policy-making to which correspond a set of research challenges. The final version will be presented at the International Conference on Policy Making 2.0 taking place in June 2013 (see associated links).
The webinar is co-organised by the Crossover project.
Andrea Bassi is a project leader and researcher with over 10 years of experience working with over 20 governments and several international organizations. His work primarily focuses on energy and climate policy, natural resource utilization, and sustainable development plans. Andrea is a Founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl and Extraordinary Associate Professor of System Dynamics Modelling at Stellenbosch University. Prior to that, Andrea was a Director at the Millennium Institute, a pioneer and dedicated promoter of dynamic modeling and integrated analysis for long term national development planning that promotes sustainability.
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