Integrated Sustainability Assessment: an update on latest developments

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    The chapter describes the framework and approach of Integrated Sustainability Assessment (ISA) as proposed in the three-year long MATISSE project, which ended in 2008. An update on ISA and its use is offered covering the period since the project ended. The objective is to highlight that the ISA framework provides a coherent approach that is capable of structuring effective sustainability assessment processes in a wide range of contexts and supporting programs of implementation. Its capacity to bridge between top-down and bottom-up initiatives and to work towards harmony between them is receiving increasing and wide recognition. The chapter highlights the growing role and influence of ISA in relation to global scale sustainability challenges.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Sustainable Development Research at ICIS
    Subtitle of host publicationTaking Stock and Looking Ahead
    EditorsR. Cörvers., J. de Kraker, R. Kemp, P. Martens, H. van Lente
    PublisherICIS Maastricht University
    Number of pages432
    ISBN (Print)978 94 6159 647 5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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