It has been widely acknowledged that tackling the problem of climate change entails dealing with the complex and uncertain nature of the issue [1,2]. More specifically, complexity in policymaking stems from: a system that includes people, social structures, portions of nature, equipment and organizations; the system being studied contains so many variables, feedback loops and interactions that it is difficult to project the consequences of a policy change. Also, the alternatives are often numerous, involving mixtures of different technologies and management policies and producing multiple consequences that are difficult to anticipate, let alone to predict (, p. 12-13).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Systems of Systems Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Applications|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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