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dc.contributor.authorPalutikof, Jean P
dc.contributor.authorStreet, Roger B
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Edward P
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T23:17:32Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T23:17:32Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0165-0009
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10584-019-02404-x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386752
dc.description.abstractIn this final paper, the guest editors identify and discuss ten guidelines emerging from the papers in this Special Issue on Decision-Support Tools for Climate Change Adaptation. The guidelines are arranged under three headings: foundational, design and construction, and supporting sustainability in the long term. Under foundational, we address the need for co-operation with end users of decision-support resources, the contribution these resources can make to the formation of thriving communities of practice, and the match between the different types of decision support and user needs. Under design and construction, we point to the risk that policy settings will change over the multiple years required to build and publish complex decision-support resources, reducing the relevance of the final product. We discuss the need for innovative approaches to ensure visibility, credibility and hence uptake. Developers should be mindful of the requirements, resources and capabilities of potential users at all points in the design and build. We also suggest that decision-support resources may be transferable between sectors and locations, but the motivation should be around achieving excellence, and not just cost savings. Under supporting sustainability in the long term, we stress the need for evaluation and comparative studies of performance, leading to carefully documented updating and improvement of decision-support resources. Finally, in the conclusions, we look to the future. Can decision-support resources evolve successfully to meet the information and guidance requirements of the increasingly sophisticated adaptation practitioner community?
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom643
dc.relation.ispartofpageto655
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalClimatic Change
dc.relation.ispartofvolume153
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.titleLooking to the future: guidelines for decision support as adaptation practice matures
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPalutikof, JP; Street, RB; Gardiner, EP, Looking to the future: guidelines for decision support as adaptation practice matures, Climatic Change, 2019, 153 (4), pp. 643-655
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-08-27T06:28:01Z
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