Choosing a decision-making framework to manage uncertainty in climate adaptation decision-making: a practitioner’s handbook
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.
Please cite this report as:
Randall, A, Capon, T, Sanderson, T, Merrett, D & Hertzler, G 2012, Choosing a decision-making framework to manage uncertainty in climate adaptation decisionmaking: A Practitioner’s Handbook, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 25 pp.
Read the final report: Making decisions under the risks and uncertainties of future climates
Go to the online guide to decision-making under climate uncertainty: Climate Change Adaptation Decisions
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