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Deep uncertainty over long-term climate in infrastructure projects

Abstract

Climate change brings new challenges for traditional environmental risk management, particularly for major infrastructure projects, where the decisions made today can have long-...

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Adaptation planning approaches

Adapt or perish: A review of planning approaches for adaptation under deep uncertainty

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Stakeholder engagement

The process of stakeholder engagement and creating dialogue aims to generate a concrete understanding that empowers, builds capacity and facilitates different modes of learning.

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A Cognitive Approach to Global Climate Governance

Abstract

After more than 20 years of unsuccessful international negotiations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) might be one of the biggest, and maybe most...

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Adaptive management

Risks and vulnerabilities

Flood pulse management cycle that will shift with climate change and fishing efforts.

Adaptation challenge

Creation of fishing agreements in managed lakes and...

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ADM Definitions

One way which may help in determining which methods to use to support ADM is to consider the multiple possible dimensions of a method that can be used to provide a  classification of methods.

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AHP

Background

Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is  a type of multi-criteria assessment (MCA) technique for analyzing complex decisions. It was developed in the early 1980s to help decision-makers...

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MCA

MCA is a well-known method (or more accurately, family of methods) for evaluation of alternatives according to multiple decision criteria.

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ADM Tools Guide

Purpose of this guide

This user guide will give you an introduction to the subject of adaptation decision-making tools. It is intended for the newcomer to this area. At the bottom of the page we...

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Adaptation Decision Making METHODS

This article aims to provide guidance on the best methods for decision screening, exploring many different decision making methods.

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ADx Methods

Forecasting, scenarios, and hope (Postma, Liebl 2005 p. 166)

Decision making models can be categorised by many dimensions such as qualitative-quantitative,...

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ADx Objectives

The potential users of the ADx will be analysts or engineers working for decision makers such as donor agencies or policy makers. The decision analysis cycle between a decision maker and decision...

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University of Leeds

Academic excellence: knowledge, academic freedom, critical independence, creativity, innovation, world-class performance.
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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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Adaptation planning

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.

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Module: Adaptation planning

This module aims at building understanding on robust decision making to deal with uncertainty. It also includes approaches and different methods that could be used for adaptation screening. It has...

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ACCCA Training of Trainers vocabulary list

This is the list of vocabulary which participants in the April 2008 ACCCA Training of Trainers workshop on Climate Analysis felt it would be useful to define. 

 

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Social learning

Social learning develops the actors' ability to improvise; it requires investment in relationships and trust building, respect for difference and appreciation of other ways of seeing the world.

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Short course training: Robust decision making and uncertainty

A short course training module on robust decision making and uncertainty.

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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...

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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...

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Considering the process of communicating

Communication is a complex two-way process, with a number of factors that can lead to miscommunication, or the 'lost in translation' effect. Miscommunication can result from the choice 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...

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