The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment

  • Rendsburggade , 14

    9000 Aalborg

    Denmark

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

Arts and Education for Environmental Sustainability: A matter of emergence?

Heinrich, F. & Kørnøv, L., 2019, (In preparation) In : International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Print Edition).

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Assessing the environmental impacts of EU consumption at macro-scale

Beylot, A., Secchi, M., Cerutti, A., Merciai, S., Schmidt, J. & Sala, S., 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 216, p. 382-393 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Environmental impact
Macros
environmental impact
resource use
Dairy products

Assessment of the potential of a circular economy in open economies – Case of Belgium

Geerken, T., Schmidt, J., Boonen, K., Christis, M. & Merciai, S., 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Academic

Lone Kørnøv (Recipient), 14 Jun 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

school

Best contribution to LCA modelling

Matthias Buyle (Recipient), Massimo Pizzol (Recipient) & Amaryllis Audenaert (Recipient), 28 Nov 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

sensitivity analysis
life cycle
modeling

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Anne Merrild Hansen (Recipient), 1 May 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2004 2019

100 % renewable danish energy system, COP 15

Brian Vad Mathiesen (Lecturer)
15 Dec 2009

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

13. UVP-Kongress 2016

Sanne Vammen Larsen (Speaker)
28 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

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1st Annual Conference for the 4th Generation of District Heating Project

Brian Vad Mathiesen (Speaker)
4 Oct 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations