Supporting adaptation decisions through scenario planning: Enabling the effective use of multiple methods
Rowland, Erika L.
Black, Mary E.
Enquist, Carolyn A.F.
Hoffman, Catherine Hawkins
Jacobs, Katharine L.
Moss, Richard H.
Waple, Anne M.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Ctr Climate Adaptat Sci & Solut
Univ Arizona, DOI Southwest Climate Sci Ctr, USGS
Univ Arizona, Sch Nat Resources & Environm
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PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
CitationSupporting adaptation decisions through scenario planning: Enabling the effective use of multiple methods 2016, 13:88 Climate Risk Management
JournalClimate Risk Management
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AbstractScenario planning is a technique used to inform decision-making under uncertainty, and is increasingly applied in the field of climate change adaptation and policy. This paper describes applications that combine previously distinct scenario methods in new and innovative ways. It draws on numerous recent independent case studies to illustrate emerging practices, such as far stronger connections between researcher-driven and participatory approaches and cycling between exploratory and normative perspectives. The paper concludes with a call for greater support for, and collaboration among, practitioners with the argument that mixed methods are most effective for decision-making in the context of climate change challenges.
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SponsorsU.S. Geological Survey [G15AP00172]