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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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