How to do an Environmental Technology Assessment

Examine the reason for the proposed technology

Describe the technology:
  • Characteristics, decriptors
  • Institutional context
  • Technology forecasting
  • Supporting technologies
  • Competing technologies
Systems alternatives
  • Possible modifications
  • Possible alternate systems to achieve goal
State of the society
  • Societal descriptors
  • Baseline data
  • Social forecasts
  • Trends and events possibly affecting the system
Identification of affected parties and other stakeholders

Identification of potential impacts

Winnowing and evaluation of potential impacts

Identification of relevant decision-makers
  • responsibility
  • authority
  • constraints
Policy analysis: Identification of issues and action options

Conclusions and recommendations

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