The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment

  • Rendsburggade , 14

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Research Group on Environmental Assessment and Governance (EAG) established in 2010 The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA).

DCEA is a non-profit organisation with the aim of ensuring participatory and sustainable development. The Centre continues the year-long research field and focus of EAG and has established collaboration and partnerships with the public, private and civil society sectors.

DCEA’s research portfolio includes both applied and basic research.

The applied research addresses urgent and specific problems or needs with the overall objective to support and develop critical environmental assessment to secure a more sustainable planning of our cities, the countryside and the sectors nature, water, energy and waste. Examples of applied research foci are:

-       How to integrate climate change in impact assessment and planning.
-       How to assess waste systems.
-       How to improve the effectiveness of impact assessment.
-       How to plan cities, energy and waste systems more sustainably.
-       How to secure a broad concept of the environment?

The basic research is driven by the Centre members’ interests in scientific inquiry that may expand our knowledge and understanding of issues in relation to impact assessment and governance. 
The basic research raises questions like:

-       How can we conceptualise effectiveness of impact assessment?
-       Why is uncertainty avoidance taking place in impact assessment and decision-making?
-       What is power dynamics in planning and decision making, and how does it impact effectiveness?

For both the applied and basic research it is central for DCEA that the research:

-       Is approached and undertaken with critical angles
-       Keeps its reflexive autonomy

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life cycle Earth & Environmental Sciences
Wind power Engineering & Materials Science
Life cycle Engineering & Materials Science
Electricity Engineering & Materials Science
Denmark Social Sciences
environmental assessment Earth & Environmental Sciences
energy Earth & Environmental Sciences
strategic environmental assessment Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2004 2021

Research Output 2000 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

A conceptual framework of Arctic economies for policy-making, research, and practice

Larsen, S. V., Bors, E. K., Johansdottir, L., Gladun, E., Gritsenko, D., Nysten-Haarala, S., Tulaeva, S. & Sformo, T., 26 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Global Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
economic system
subsistence economy
global change

An institutional perspective on Transboundary Environmental Assessment for the One Belt and Road Initiative

Kørnøv, L., Dávila, J. G. & Zhang, J., Sep 2019, (Submitted) In : Environmental Impact Assessment Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

An Open Source Dataset and Ontology for Product Footprinting

Hose, K., Lissandrini, M., Ghose, A. & Weidema, B. P., 2019, The Semantic Web: ESWC 2019 Satellite Events.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

life cycle
industrial ecology
environmental impact


ESWC 2019 Best Poster Award

Agneta Ghose (Recipient), Katja Hose (Recipient), Matteo Lissandrini (Recipient) & Bo Pedersen Weidema (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Conference prizes

Member of Samuelsen Environmental Political Network

Lone Kørnøv (Recipient), 31 Dec 2018

Prize: Other prizes



Lone Kørnøv (Recipient), 14 Jun 2018

Prize: Other prizes


Activities 2004 2019

Workshop for academics in SEA

Lone Kørnøv (Participant)
8 Nov 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Bæredygtige Synergier. Faciliteret Industriel Symbiose for Energi- og Ressourceeffektivitet

Ivar Lyhne (Speaker)
10 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Girls day in Science

Lone Kørnøv (Lecturer)
2 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Ingen nemme løsninger, når det gælder palmeolie

Jannick Schmidt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tonsvis af nyttig kemi går op i røg

Søren Løkke


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

P1: Så vidt vi ved

Lone Kørnøv


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media