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Bayesian network

Bayesian belief networks (Bns) A Bn, is a type of decision support system based on probability theory which implements Bayes rule of probability. This rule shows mathematically how existing beliefs...
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KnETs

This article describes a technique for classifying and formalising elicited knowledge that can be used to enhance understanding of collected data and reveal new avenues for enquiry. 

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Decision uncertainty

Uncertainty is considered here from the point of view of a decision maker, who must make a decision based on the knowledge s/he has about a situation. We can consider three general categories of...
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XLRM Conceptual Diagram (Lempert et. al., 2003)
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XLRM framework

RAND corporation has been developing a tool to carry out robust decision making as an example of computational multi-scenario simulation.

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The Java Expert System Shell (Jess)

Jess is a rule engine and scripting environment written entirely in Sun's Java language by Ernest Friedman-Hill at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. Using Jess, you can build Java...
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Tana WEAP-ABM

Micro-finance for landscape protection to manage energy-water systems Objectives To evaluate Green Water Credits (GWC) related to carbon and renewable energy To apply ABM to energy policy in...
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Outcome Mapping

Outcome mapping is an innovative approach to planning, monitoring and evaluating international development work. 

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Participatory tools to aid adaptation

The table below is a summary by Kathleen Dietrich of Penn State University of the some of the many different tools used by practitioners in their work on adaptation. Many of these tools started life...
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Normative Agency

Norms, both legal or customary/social norms, work as a coordinating mechanism for society, in that they contain prescriptions for behaviour in view of shared social space. Norms can be thought of as...
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Knowledge mapping of climate change adaptation actors in Kenya

Workshop Report: Knowledge mapping of climate change adaptation actors in Kenya Nairobi, Kenya - 9-10 February 2009 Executive Summary As part of our project with Google.org, this workshop provided a...
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Knowledge mapping exercise for NGOs

Group III - NGOs Observations from the exercise NetMap for civil society Step 1: Ask: 'Who are the most important actors in your field?' (whether you interact with them or not) Donors Government...
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Farming the Future

Cover of Farming the Future Maureen Biermann and Chelsea Hanchett, graduate students in Geography at the Pennsylvania State University, created an educational activity book for their final project in...
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Fact Sheet for Kwahu North

Two students, Regina Sagoe and Natsuki Ikeda, created a fact sheet about climate change for people in Ghana in a seminar, Living on the Margins led by two faculty members from The Alliance for Earth...
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Facing Climate Change in Jomoro

Facing Climate Change in Jomoro Arielle Hesse and Siobhan O'Connor, undergraduate students at the Pennsylvania State University, created an activity proposal for their final project in GEOG 497U:...
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Elimination by aspect and rule based decision making

Tools for Knowledge Elicitation (KnETs) Sukaina Bharwani The need to understand empirical data in a formal way is imperative when faced with multiple responses of humans to their environments...
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Educational tools for adaptation

Below is a table from Kathleen Dietrich of Penn State University summarising some of the various learning materials that have been produced to educate people on climate change. (Please click to...
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Designing Metrics for Adaptation

Metrics to measure progress in achieving targets for adaptation can be designed in different ways. They could be either expressed as financial commitments, linked with development targets and...
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Decision Making Explorer

The Climate Adaptation Options Explorer (ADx) is one of the innovative tools of the weADAPT collaboration to support the screening of potential adaptation options and guide decision makers.

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Decision Analysis (Decision-Screening)

Climate adaptation is about making decisions. It is not our role to tell people what the outcome of climate change will be in 20 years as it is not knowable - there is too much uncertainty . However...
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Climate Change: Humanitarian Consequences

Report The objective was to synthesize the wealth of climate information specifically linked to consequences across the globe that requires the attention of the humanitarian community. E-survey was...
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Circe foundation paper

Rationale This interactive user guide is being developed to produce CIRCE project deliverable D13.2.1 Foundatation paper on adaptation options and screening. The rationale is that by producing the...
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CAVES

CAVES (Complexity, Agents, Volatility, Evidence and Scale) The purpose of the CAVES project is to couple policy concerns for complex human-environmental systems with linked physical, biological and...
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Bridging methods

These are methods that move from the realm of exploratory, somewhat open-ended and unstructured data collection phases, used with stakeholders during fieldwork to the more formal representation of...
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Bottom up synthesis approach

To explore decision making options, we have to identify adaptation options. Some options may be gathered from experience such as project reports and conversations with other decision makers, or other...
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