Climate risk management

Klaus Keller, Casey Helgeson, Vivek Srikrishnan

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Accelerating global climate change drives new climate risks. People around the world are researching, designing, and implementing strategies to manage these risks. Identifying and implementing sound climate risk management strategies poses nontrivial challenges including (a) linking the required disciplines, (b) identifying relevant values and objectives, (c) identifying and quantifying important uncertainties, (d) resolving interactions between decision levers and the system dynamics, (e) quantifying the trade-offs between diverse values under deep and dynamic uncertainties, (f) communicating to inform decisions, and (g) learning from the decision-making needs to inform research design. Here we review these challenges and avenues to overcome them. squfensp People and institutions are confronted with emerging and dynamic climate risks. squfensp Stakeholder values are central to defining the decision problem. squfensp Mission-oriented basic research helps to improve the design of climate risk management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-116
Number of pages22
JournalAnnual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
StatePublished - May 30 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science


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