Study Findings from University of Oxford Provide New Insights into Futures (Pluralistic backcasting: Integrating multiple visions with policy packages for transport climate policy)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Investment Weekly News -- New research on Futures is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Oxford, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Traditionally backcasting studies in the field transport are based on a single normative vision (often with clearly stated targets) and alternative pathways are then developed to reach that vision. This paper expands the discussion on the role and importance of backcasting towards using multiple visions as a part of strategic transport planning process."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Oxford, "This is done by presenting a method for pluralistic backcasting, which is defined as a process where multiple visions of the future are developed in a participatory, interdisciplinary process using the Delphi method. Further, the pathways to the alternative visions are constructed with a set of policy packages in a collaborative process with key stakeholders. The pluralistic backcasting approach outlined in the paper presents a set of practical tools to support development and implementation of climate strategies and policy programmes for transport. It presents a novel, policy relevant application in the field of backcasting."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The approach is tested with a case study of multiple visions of the future on CO2 emissions for transport in Finland up to the year 2050, including the identification of required policy packages to achieve the visions."
For more information on this research see: Pluralistic backcasting: Integrating multiple visions with policy packages for transport climate policy. Futures, 2014;60():41-58. Futures can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Futures - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/30422)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Tuominen, University of Oxford, Sch Geog & Environm, Transport Studies Unit, Oxford OX1 3QY, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include P. Tapio, V. Varho, T. Jarvi and D. Banister.
Keywords for this news article include: Oxford, Europe, Futures, United Kingdom
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