Decision-support tools for climate change mitigation planning

Daniel Puig, Sandra Roxana Aparcana Robles

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    This document describes three decision-support tools that can aid the process of planning climate change mitigation actions. The phrase ‘decision-support tools’ refers to science-based analytical procedures that facilitate the evaluation of planning options (individually or compared to alternative options) against a particular evaluation criterion or set of criteria. Most often decision-support tools are applied with the help of purpose-designed software packages and drawing on specialised databases.The evaluation criteria alluded to above define and characterise each decision-support tool. For example, in the case of life-cycle analysis, the evaluation criterion entails that the impacts of interest are examined across the entire life-cycle of the product under study, from extraction of raw materials, to product disposal. Effectively, then, the choice of decision-support tool directs the analysis towards a specific type of decision criterion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages33
    ISBN (Print) 978-87 93458-03-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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