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Decision-making for managing climate-related risks: unpacking the decision process to avoid 'trial-and-error' responses


Constable, AJ and French, S and Karoblyte, V and Viner, D, Decision-making for managing climate-related risks: unpacking the decision process to avoid 'trial-and-error' responses, Frontiers in Climate, 4 Article 754264. ISSN 2624-9553 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3389/fclim.2022.754264


We provide an overview of decision support tools and methods that are available for managing climate-related risks and for delivering adaptation and resilience options and solutions. The importance of understanding political, socio-economic and cultural contexts and the decision processes that these tools support is emphasized. No tool or method is universally suited to all circumstances. Some decision processes are structured with formal governance requirements; while others are less so. In all cases, discussions and interactions with stakeholders and other players will have formal and informal aspects. We categorize decision support tools in several broad ways with the aim of helping decision makers and their advisors select tools that are appropriate to their culture, resources and other circumstances. The assessment examines the constraints and methodological assumptions that need be considered.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate change, risk management, climate governance, cynefin, climate mitigation, climate adaptation, decision analysis
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Adaptation to climate change not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Constable, AJ (Dr Andrew Constable)
ID Code:154553
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Australian Antarctic Program Partnership
Deposited On:2022-12-12
Last Modified:2022-12-14
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