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Rotmans, Jan 1961-

Works: 99 works in 250 publications in 2 languages and 2,714 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, dgs, Redactor, Thesis advisor, htt, Contributor, Other
Classifications: GE149, 577
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan Rotmans
Transitions to sustainable development : new directions in the study of long term transformative change by John Grin( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past few decades, there has been a growing concern about the social and environmental risks which have come along with the progress achieved through a variety of mutually intertwined modernization processes. In recent years these concerns are transformed into a widely-shared sense of urgency, partly due to events such as the various pandemics threatening livestock, and increasing awareness of the risks and realities of climate change, and the energy and food crises. This sense of urgency includes an awareness that our entire social system is in need of fundamental transformation. But like the earlier transition between the 1750's and 1890's from a pre-modern to a modern industrial society, this second transition is also a contested one. Sustainable development is only one of many options. This book addresses the issue on how to understand the dynamics and governance of the second transition dynamics in order to ensure sustainable development. It will be necessary reading for students and scholars with an interest in sustainable development and long-term transformative change." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Climate change : an integrated perspective by Willem Jozef Meine Martens( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global climate change - rapid, substantial and human induced - may have radical consequences for life on earth. The problem is a complex one, however, demanding a multi-disciplinary approach. A simple cost-benefit analysis cannot capture the essentials, nor can the issue be reduced to an emissions reduction game, as the Kyoto process tries to do. It is much more sensible to adopt an integrative approach, which reveals that global climate change needs to be considered as a spider in a web, a triggering factor for a range of other, related problems - land use changes, water supply and demand, food supply, energy supply, human health, air pollution, etc. But an approach like this, which takes account of all items of knowledge, known and uncertain, does not produce clear-cut, final and popular answers. It does provide useful insights, however, which will allow comprehensive and effective long-term climate strategies to be put into effect. Climate Change: An Integrated Perspective will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. It is a useful source for the climate-change professionals, such as policy makers and analysts, natural and social scientists. It is also suitable for educationalists, students and indeed anyone interested in the fascinating world of multidisciplinary research underlying our approach to this global change issue
Perspectives on global change : the TARGETS approach by Jan Rotmans( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes the structure, assumptions, philosophy and results of an advanced global integrated assessment model: TARGETS (Tool to Assess Regional and Global Environmental and health Targets for Sustainability). For a selective number of future directions, determined by different perspectives on how the world system functions and is managed, the model charts global implications in terms of population and health, energy, land- and water-use and biogeochemical cycles. By indicating to what extent these directions involve certain levels of risks, a circumspect appraisal is made as to whether the chosen future direction is sustainable or unsustainable. This integrated assessment approach has led to innovative fresh insights into global change."--BOOK JACKET. "The book will help policymakers formulate the strategies required for a sustainable global future. It will be of interest to a broad audience, from researchers and modellers of global change in science and social science, to policy analysts, decision makers and economists, and students of all aspects of global change."--Jacket
Scenario innovation : experiences from a European experimental garden by M. B. A. van Asselt( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Visions Project brought together a range of decision makers, scientists and thinkers to collectively envision a Europe of the future in terms of sustainable development, and this book is the result of their efforts. Addressing a range of contentious questions from employment to the environment, and approaching the issues from a wide variety of standpoints, these experts also give the reader an analysis of the status quo and ask pertinent and provoking questions about the Europe we are building for the future
IMAGE : an integrated model to assess the greenhouse effect by Jan Rotmans( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the result of a research project entitled "Reference function for Global Air Pollution/C0 " initiated by RIVM. It deals with the description 2 of a computer simulation model of the greenhouse effect. This model, IMAGE, tries to capture the fundamentals of the complex problem of climate change in a simplified way. The model is a multidisciplinary product and is based on knowledge from disciplines as economics, atmospheric chemistry, marine and terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecology, climatology, and glaciology. This book might be of interest for anyone working in the broad field of climate change. Furthermore, it can be useful for model builders, simulation experts, mathematicians etc. A PC version of the model will become avail­ able free of charge. Requests can be sent to the author. Although being the only author of this book, I could never have written it without the help of many other people. First of all I would like to thank Koos Vrieze, originally a colleague at RIVM, later my professor. Without his inspiring attitude I would have never finished this thesis. I am also very grateful to RIVM for giving me the opportunity to write this thesis. lowe many thanks to Hans de Boois and Rob Swart for their support and assis­ tance during the research. Furthermore, I would like to thank my trainees who have substantially contributed to the contents of this book
Scaling in integrated assessment by Jan Rotmans( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the July 2000 policy workshop in Mechelen, the Netherlands, these papers represent the current state of scaling and discuss the work that remains to be done. Written by researchers from Europe and North America, chapters cover scaling issues related to climate change, the tensions between physical and social sciences, ICAM, sustainable economics, global models, strategic cyclical scaling, the syndromes approach, complexity, and other such subjects. There is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Transitions in a globalising world( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Earth System may be the most complex entity that ever emerged in our galaxy, and the contemporary process of "globalisation" may be the most intricate dynamics that will ever pervade that entity: it is the interactive co-evolution of millions of technological, cultural, economical, social and environmental trends at all conceivable spatiotemporal scales that brings about the present fundamental transformation of humanity's way of life." "The authors of this book make the effort to tame the terrifying complexity of modern planetary development by the intellectual concept of "transition". The basic idea is that the global changes unfolding now can be perceived as an entangled family of transitions between qualitatively distinct mega-states of crucial compartments of the Earth System. The task of the analyst is to identify the potential states accessible from the initial ones, to describe the pertinent boundary conditions for transition through fundamental scenarios, and to make at least weak predictions about the likely outcomes. If executed properly, as in this book, the whole exercise is capable of producing a concise "short story of globalisation" that exhibits considerable anticipatory power. This approach encompasses the notion of "transition management" in the sense of mild but purposeful guard-railing of the globalisation process through multiple forms of governance." "In this book the transition concept is used for examining current and future tensions between welfare, well-being and the environment at a global scale. Four major issues are addressed that are of global importance: developments related to two of our key natural resources, water and biodiversity; the health of human populations; and the developments related to global tourism."--Jacket
In het oog van de orkaan : Nederland in transitie by Jan Rotmans( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schets van de huidige trend in Nederland naar duurzaamheid op allerlei gebied, zoals de zorg, voedsel- en energievoorziening, bouw en ruimtelijke ordening
Image : An Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effect by Jan Rotmans( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verandering van tijdperk : Nederland kantelt by Jan Rotmans( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beeld van ingrijpende maatschappelijke en economische veranderingen in Nederland, die leiden tot het kantelen van organisaties in de domeinen onderwijs, zorg, energie en bankwezen
Scenario innovation : experiences from a European experimental garden by Jan Rotmans( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The key theme of Scenario Innovation - Experiences from a European Experimental Garden is one that constantly challenges decision-makers: dealing with complexity. One way is to envision the future - which is precisely what the Visions project, i.e. the European experiment referred to in the title, set out to do. In a collective effort, scientists, decision-makers and other stakeholders from Europe and European regions, and from a variety of sectors and societal bodies, have envisioned the future of Europe in view of the challenges associated with sustainable development. This effort yielded a number of thought-provoking scenarios and so-called integrated visions." "This book contributes to an understanding of complexity by addressing the question of how to design and structure scenario development processes. By describing and analysing courses of events the authors offer useful insights into Europe's complex dynamics." "Particular issues addressed in this study on the future of Europe involve energy, climate change, water, transport, infrastructure, environmental degradation, consumption, employment and equity. The scenarios and integrated visions explore dynamic interchanges between the various themes."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Omwenteling : van mensen, organisaties en samenleving by Jan Rotmans( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handreiking voor het in gang zetten op verschillende niveaus van transitie, een langdurige verandering naar een solidaire maatschappij
Transitions to sustainable development : new directions in the study of long term transformative change by John Grin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transitiemanagement : sleutel voor een duurzame samenleving by Jan Rotmans( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onze tegenwoordige samenleving is verre van duurzaam: ondanks het veelgeroemde 'poldermodel' zijn we er tot nu toe niet in geslaagd de hardnekkige problemen in sectoren als de landbouw, de gezondheidszorg en de energievoorziening het hoofd te bieden. Meer en meer wordt duidelijk dat een duurzame samenleving een echte cultuuromslag vergt. Via transities - maatschappelijke overgangen die tijd, durf en enrgie vergen - zullen verouderde maatschappelijke systemen (deels) moeten worden afgebroken om vervolgens opnieuw te worden opgebouwd. Dit boek gaat in op de de wijze waarop dit noodzakelijke vernieuwingsproces kan worden gestuurd. Het eerste deel behandelt het transitiedenken, inclusief de achterliggende filosofie. In het tweede deel staat het transitiehandelen centraal, aan de hand van een serie praktijkvoorbeelden op de terreinen water, landbouw, energie, de bouwsector, mobiliteit en biodiversiteit
Global change and sustainable development : a modelling perspective for the next decade by Jan Rotmans( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change of era : our world in transition by Jan Rotmans( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondernemen in transitie : bedrijfstransities als innovatief model voor duurzaam ondernemen by Derk Loorbach( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De auteurs van het Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) verbonden aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam presenteren een methode gebaseerd op de aanpak van Transitiemanagement, die zich heeft ontwikkeld vanuit de wetenschap en de praktijk. Deze aanpak is speciaal voor bedrijven die de slag willen maken van het reduceren van een negatieve impact door duurzaam ondernemen, naar het creëren van een positieve impact voor mens, milieu en economie
Uncertainty in integrated assessment modelling : a cultural perspective-based approach by M. B. A. van Asselt( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniques for sensitivity analysis of simulation models : a case study of the CO2 greenhouse effect by Jack P. C Kleijnen( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelling global biogeochemical cycles : an integrated assessment approach by Michel den Elzen( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other characteristics of the model are: first, its design is generic, and it could in principle therefore also be applied on the regional scale using regional mass budgets
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Transitions to sustainable development : new directions in the study of long term transformative change
Climate change : an integrated perspectivePerspectives on global change : the TARGETS approachScenario innovation : experiences from a European experimental gardenIMAGE : an integrated model to assess the greenhouse effectScaling in integrated assessmentTransitions in a globalising worldTransitions to sustainable development : new directions in the study of long term transformative change
Alternative Names
Jan Rotmans Dutch expert in transition management

Jan Rotmans Nederlands transitiekundige

Rotmans, Jan

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Dutch (29)