Choosing a decision-making framework to manage uncertainty in climate adaptation decisionmaking: A Practitioner’s Handbook
|Title||Choosing a decision-making framework to manage uncertainty in climate adaptation decisionmaking: A Practitioner’s Handbook|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Randall, A, Capon, T, Sanderson, T, Merrett, D, Hertzler, G|
|Institution||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility|
|Keywords||barriers, decision support, online survey, opportunities, sustainability, synthesis and integrative research, threshold levels, tools, transformational, workshops|
This Handbook is intended to help people choose a decision-making framework to manage the uncertainty inherent in climate change adaptation decision-making. Climate change introduces additional sources of risk and uncertainty into many decision problems. Decision-making frameworks and decision tools can help people identify sources of uncertainty and the information have available they require to make decisions.
Choosing a decision-making framework is itself a decision-making problem, so the authors structured this Handbook to guide the reader through the process of choosing a decision-making framework. This is intended to reinforce the basic role of a decision-making framework; that is, to help the decision-maker organize their thinking and to provide a structure for the decision-making process.
It begins by discussing the problem of managing risk and uncertainty in climate change adaptation decision-making, then the Handbook introduces a number of the many available decision-making frameworks, and suggests a few ways to compare these alternatives. The Handbook then seeks to provide some guidance on how to select a decision-making framework that suits individual needs, and provides a guide to implementing and evaluating a decision-making framework.