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Adaptation and Risk Management

Jones, Roger N and Preston, Benjamin L (2011) Adaptation and Risk Management. WIREs Climate Change, 2 (2). pp. 296-308. ISSN 1757-7799

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Abstract

Many of the existing tensions about the application of risk management are between simplicity and complexity, and between predictability and uncertainty. Users undertaking adaptation assessments want access to simple and clear methods. However, simple methods are criticized as being unable to manage the range of situations in which they may be used. On the other hand, risk management guidance that tries to be flexible and comprehensive can become too complex. This is because the adaptation assessments themselves can range from being simple to encompassing the general class of wicked problems, 70 characterized by multiple drivers of stress, significant uncertainties and contested values that cannot easily be resolved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24422, risk management guidance, drivers of stress, adaptation assessments, predictability, uncertainty
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
SEO Classification > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 01:44
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 06:18
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9440
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.97
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