Reopening California: Seeking Robust, Non-Dominated COVID-19 Exit Strategies

Lima, Pedro Nascimento de, Robert J. Lempert, Raffaele Vardavas, Lawrence Baker, Jeanne S. Ringel, Carolyn M. Rutter, Jonathan Ozik, and Nicholson Collier DOI: https://doi.org/10.7249/WRA1080-2 Abstract:Amid global scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines and the threat of new variant strains, California and other jurisdictions face the question of when and how to implement…

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Approval and plurality voting with uncertainty: Info-gap analysis of robustness

Ben-Haim, Y. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-021-00881-2 Abstract:Voting algorithms are used to choose candidates by an electorate. However, voter participation is variable and uncertain, and projections from polls or past elections are uncertain because voter preferences may change. Furthermore, electoral victory margins are often slim. Variable voter participation or preferences, and slim margins…

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Engaging People on Climate Change: The Role of Emotional Responses

Wong-Parodi G., Feygina I. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2020.1871051 Abstract:Overcoming climate change skepticism and disengagement is a pressing challenge. Evidence suggests that reactions to climate science and proposed solutions are strongly driven by emotion. This paper explores whether negative emotional responses to learning about climate impacts support recognition of the reality and risks…

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Cyber resilience of autonomous mobility systems: cyber-attacks and resilience-enhancing strategies

Zou, B., Choobchian, P. & Rozenberg, J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12198-021-00230-w Abstract: The increasing cyber connectivity of vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure will drastically reshape mobility in the coming decades. While the advent of connected mobility is expected to benefit travelers and the society by smoothing traffic, improving rider convenience, and…

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What is Policy Analytics? An Exploration of 5 Years of Environmental Management Applications

Meinard, Y., Barreteau, O., Boschet, C. et al.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01408-z Abstract: Our digital age is characterized by both a generalized access to data and an increased call for participation of the public and other stakeholders and communities in policy design and decision-making. This context raises new challenges for political decision-makers and…

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Participation in multi-level policy implementation: exploring the influence of governance culture

Gollata J.A.M., Kochskämper E., Jager N.W., Newig J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1876002 Abstract: In environmental governance, participatory modes of political decision-making and planning are becoming more prevalent. A rationalist model of governance would assume that instrumental rationales prevail in choosing participatory process designs. Some argue, however, that public policy-makers also follow administrative…

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Co-creating local socioeconomic pathways for achieving the sustainable development goals

Szetey, K., Moallemi, E.A., Ashton, E. et al. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00921-2 Abstract: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the importance of action across all scales to achieve a sustainable future. To contribute to overall national- and global-scale SDG achievement, local communities need to focus on a locally-relevant subset of goals and understand…

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Coordination and control – limits in standard representations of multi-reservoir operations in hydrological modeling

Rougé, C., Reed, P. M., Grogan, D. S., Zuidema, S., Prusevich, A., Glidden, S., Lamontagne, J. R., and Lammers, R. B. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1365-2021 Abstract: Major multi-reservoir cascades represent a primary mechanism for dealing with hydrologic variability and extremes within institutionally complex river basins worldwide. These coordinated management processes fundamentally reshape water…

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The flexibility gamble: challenges for mainstreaming flexible approaches to climate change adaptation (2021)

The flexibility gamble: challenges for mainstreaming flexible approaches to climate change adaptation Jonathan Metzger,Annika Carlsson Kanyama,Per Wikman-Svahn,Karin Mossberg Sonnek,Christoffer Carstens,Misse Wester &Christoffer Wedebrand https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1523908X.2021.1893160?src= ABSTRACT Adaptive and flexible approaches based on implementing different measures as new information emerges have been proposed as a way of enabling robustness towards uncertain future climate…

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Shaping future perspectives in policy advice under deep, long-term uncertainty. The case of the Dutch Delta Committee (2021)

van ‘t Klooster, S.A. & Veenman, S.A. (2021). Shaping future perspectives in policy advice under deep, long-term uncertainty. The case of the Dutch Delta Committee. Futures, vol. 127. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cWGW3jdJdMQU Since society is facing some major transformations, it is essential to understand how long-term perspectives in an uncertain context are shaped…

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