A perspective on the role of uncertainty in sustainability science and engineering

Diwekar U, Amekudzi-Kennedy A, Bakshi B, Baumgartner R, Boumans R, Burger P, Cabezas H, Egler M, et al. (2021). A perspective on the role of uncertainty in sustainability science and engineering. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 164: e105140. DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105140.

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Abstract

The Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchange on Sustainability Workshop (TARDIS) is a meeting on scientific topics related to sustainability. The 2019 workshop theme was "On the Role of Uncertainty in Managing the Earth for Global Sustainability." This paper presents the perspectives on this topic derived from talks and discussions at the 2019 TARDIS workshop. There are four kinds of uncertainties encountered in sustainability ranging from clear enough futures to true surprises. The current state-of-the-art in assessing and mitigating these uncertainties is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Deep uncertainty; Time-dependent uncertainty; Precautionary principle; Stochastic
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 07:43
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16706

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