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Robust Decision-Making

Under deep uncertainty, decision-makers need to select robust rather than best options. However, when the future is characterised by uncertainty, a focus on best options may carry significant risks.

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Case studies analytical scope

This page is part of the Mediation Adaptation Pathfinder and documents case studies of some of the adaptation tools and appraoches featured in the Mediation project.

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Case studies sectors

Cross-sectoral ADAM: Mainstreaming Adaptation Into Regional Land Use Planning In the Guadiana River Basin VIew placemark Summary: The objective of the Digital Compendium is to contribute to emerging...
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Case studies goals

Awareness raising ORCHID: Mainstreaming Adaptation In Development Investments In the Water Sector In China View placemark Summary: ORCHID is designed to be a light touch screening process for donors...
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Analytical scope

This page explains the main findings of the review in terms of the analytical scope of adaptation tools.

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Sectors

This section analyses adaptation tools lthrough ooking at them in a horizontal manner, using two criteria: Cross-Sectoral and Sector specific vs multi-sectoral.

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Goals

Some tools are used to achieve a particular goal. In this section, the tools have been classified according to three goals.

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ADAM Digital Compendium

ADAM Digital Compendium (Adaptation Catalogue) The Digital Compendium contributes to emerging knowledge on adaptation by acting as a portal for the dissemination of the transdisciplinary results from...
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ORCHID

Opportunities and Risks of Climate Change and Disasters (ORCHID) Developed by IDS, this tool is designed to be a light touch screening process for donors, development organisations and their partners...
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CRiSTAL

CRiSTAL is a project-planning tool that helps users design activities that support climate adaptation (i.e.,adaptation to climate variability and change) at the community level. 

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ESPACE

Climate Change Impacts and Spatial Planning Decision Support Guidance (ESPACE) Although this guidance use the lens of spatial planning, it is based around the UKCIP decision-making framework and PACT...
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PACT

The Performance Acceleration Climate Tool (PACT) identifies a number of principles underlying effective change by organisations on climate change issues.

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UKCIP Adpatation Wizard

Adaptation Wizard Developed by UKCIP the Adaptation Wizard is a web-based tool that is designed to help users gain a basic understanding of climate change as well as integrate climate risks into...
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SMCE-NAIADE

Novel approach to imprecise assessment and decision environments (NAIADE) / Social Multi−Criteria Evaluation process (SMCE) method Naiade is a multi-criteria assessment (MCA) method able to deal with...
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UKCIP BACLIAT

BACLIAT vulnerability assessment

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Bottom-up tools

Using a series of criteria of analysis, this review aims at assessing the conditions of applicability of tools that support adaptation decision-making using a bottom-up approach.

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Adaptation tools review

Several tools have been developed to support climate adaptation decision-making over the past decade. This pages offers a review of them.

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Social Network Analysis

Social network analysis [SNA] is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows of information between people, groups and organizations, and provides both a visual and a mathematical analysis.

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NAIADE - Novel approach to imprecise assessment and decision environments

This article describes NAIADE, a software for Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA).

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Data envelope decision analysis

2D plot of DEA - this is used in business This idea is from the Data Envelope Analysis (DEA), but the purpose is very different. DEA is used to study the efficiency of each Decision Making Unit (DMU...
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Voting and ranking exercises

Many formal metrics (e.g., multi-criteria assessment) lead to choices that depend on rather small differences in criteria and aggregate scores. In contrast, stakeholders may favour one or more...
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Agent-based modelling

An introduction 1. An agent is an autonomous piece of program code representing an actor in a social system [1] , which can be used to model many or multiple types of agency at different levels of...
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Knowledge mapping exercise

Module on network mapping For this knowledge mapping exercise using the NetMap methodology, workshop participants should be split into groups according to the scale at which they work, the type of...
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