Integrated Assessment: Sociology, Technology and the Environment (IASTE)
El grupo de investigación Integrated Assessment: Sociology, Technology and the Environment (IASTE) es un grupo de investigación consolidado (GRC) reconocido por el Gobierno de Cataluña (2017 SGR-230; 2014 SGR 00140; 2009 SGR 0594) con sede en el Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Nuestra investigación se centra en el análisis multi-escala integrado del metabolismo de sistemas socio-ecológicos. Un punto fundamental es el desarrollo de un enfoque transdisciplinar: Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM). MuSIASEM integra variables biofísicas y socioeconómicas a través de múltiples escalas, estableciendo así un vínculo entre el metabolismo de sistemas socioeconómicos y los límites potenciales impuestos por el medio ambiente natural del que forma parte. MuSIASEM utiliza conjuntos de indicadores integrados con múltiples criterios de funcionamiento que pueden ser escogidos “a la carta” por los actores sociales involucrados. MuSIASEM se presta particularmente bien para analizar el nexo entre usos del suelo, alimentos, energía, agua y clima relacionados con objetivos de desarrollo sostenible.

Nuestros temas de investigación incluyen:

  • Metabolismo energético, metabolismo del agua, metabolismo de residuos de sistemas socio-ecológicos
  • Nexo entre población, uso del suelo, agua, alimentos y seguridad energética
  • Evaluación multi-escala integrada de tecnologías energéticas alternativas
  • Análisis de sistemas alimentarios
  • Herramientas de apoyo a la toma de decisiones basadas en evaluaciones integradas participativas (ciencia para la gobernanza)
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2020-03-04
20:40
39 p, 1.8 MB Towards measuring the informal city: a societal metabolism approach / Smit, Suzanne (Stellenbosch University. School of Public Leadership (South Africa)) ; Musango, Josephine K. (Stellenbosch University. School of Public Leadership (South Africa)) ; Kovacic, Zora (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Brent, Alan C. (Victoria University of Wellington. Engineering and Computer Science (New Zealand))
The rapid growth of urban informal settlements, or slums, poses a particular challenge for balancing developmental and environmental goals. In South Africa, high levels of inequality, poverty, and unemployment contribute to widespread migration. [...]
2019 - 10.1111/jiec.12776
Journal of industrial ecology, Vol. 23, Issue 3 (June 2019) , p. 674-685  
2020-02-13
20:01
22 p, 1.1 MB Facing the tragedy of change in the semiotic process : the role of science / Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Kovacic, Zora (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
We offer an interpretation of the concepts of integrity and quality of science based on semiotics. Science is a key component of the semiotic process in society, its role being the selection of representations of relevant events for guiding policy with the ultimate goal of preserving society's identity. [...]
2019 - 10.1504/IJSD.2019.104729
International journal of sustainable development, Vol. 22, Núm. 1/2 (2019) , p. 88-109  
2020-02-13
18:07
12 p, 374.3 KB The technique is never neutral. How methodological choices condition the generation of narratives for sustainability / Saltelli, Andrea (University of Bergen) ; Benini, Lorenzo (European Environment Agency) ; Funtowicz, Silvio (University of Bergen) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Kaiser, Matthias (University of Bergen) ; Reinert, Erik (University of Bergen) ; van der Sluijsa, Jeroen P. (University of Bergen)
How to tackle uncertainties and ensure quality in integrated assessment for sustainability? To what extent does the choice of the methodology condition the narrative produced by the analysis? The present work argues that the two questions are tightly coupled. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.01.008
Environmental science & policy, Vol. 106 (April 2020) , p. 87-98  
2020-01-27
17:29
Robust information for effective municipal solid waste policies : identifying behaviour of waste generation across spatial levels of organization / Torrente, Jorge M. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Chifari, Rosaria (Fundació ENT) ; Ripa, Maddalena (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Existing studies have studied influencing factors of MSW generation behaviour at different spatial levels of organization, but always one at a time and not simultaneously. Income is a strong influencing factor, affecting MSW generation from the individual to the country level, capable of hiding the effects of the others. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.wasman.2019.12.032
Waste management, Vol. 103 (February 2020) , p. 208-217
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2020-01-27
17:02
A waste lexicon to negotiate extended producer responsibility in free trade agreements / Torrente, Jorge M. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ripa, Maddalena (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Chifari, Rosaria (Fundació ENT) ; Bukkens, Sandra G.F. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Developing economies largely rely on imported consumer goods from the manufacturing industries of industrialized economies through free-trade agreements. After consumption, goods end-up in local waste streams and landfilled because of poorly developed waste management systems. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104711
Resources, conservation and recycling, Vol. 156 (May 2020) , art. 104711  
2019-12-10
16:10
Landfill reactions to society actions : the case of local and global air pollutants of Cerro Patacón in Panama / Torrente, Jorge M. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ripa, Maddalena (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Chifari, Rosaria (Fundació ENT)
This paper studies landfill emissions and the related environmental and health risks in Panama City, with the aim to sensitize the population about the harmful effects of irresponsible resource consumption and non-deliberate solid waste generation that it is disposed of in an uncontrolled manner in landfills. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135988
Science of the total environment, (December 2019) , art. 135988  
2019-11-20
17:54
13 p, 2.3 MB Fallacies of energy efficiency indicators : recognizing the complexity of the metabolic pattern of the economy / Velasco Fernández, Raúl (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Dunlop, Tessa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The strategy of energy efficiency to save energy is deceptively simple: the idea is to use less input for the highest amount of useful output. However, on a practical and conceptual level, efficiency is an ambiguous and problematic concept to implement. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111089
Energy policy, Vol. 137 (February 2020) , art. 111089  
2019-11-20
17:49
15 p, 3.5 MB Multi-scale integrated evaluation of the sustainability of large-scale use of alternative feeds in salmon aquaculture / Cadillo Benalcazar, Juan José (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bukkens, Sandra G.F. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Strand, Roger (Universitetet i Bergen. Senter for vitenskapsteori)
The steady increase in production volume of salmon aquaculture has sharpened concerns about its sustainability. In particular the production of salmon feed is a reason for concern given its reliance on scarce natural resources, such as wild fish captures. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119210
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 248 (March 2020) , art. 119210  
2019-10-02
17:09
14 p, 2.8 MB Socio-technical discourses of European electricity decarbonization : contesting narrative credibility and legitimacy with quantitative story-telling / Renner, Ansel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
This paper presents an innovative approach to the responsible use of quantitative analysis when dealing with the governance of sustainability. Rather than using complicated models which try to predict and control the future evolution of complex adaptive systems, quantitative story-telling is proposed to check, first of all, the plausibility of proposed policies. [...]
2020 - 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101279
Energy research & social science, Vol. 59 (Jan. 2020) , art. 101279  
2019-07-04
10:29
12 p, 2.2 MB Relational analysis of the resource nexus in arid land crop production / Cabello, Violeta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Renner, Ansel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
While a large number of descriptive studies have delineated the interlinkages between water, food and energy resources in the last decade, there is still need for systematic conceptualization of resource nexus interconnections. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.06.014
Advances in water resources, Vol. 130 (Aug. 2019) , p. 258-269