Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change based on multi-criteria decision analysis

Riitta Molarius, Markus Porthin, Tony Rosqvist

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    Abstract

    Vulnerability and adaptation assessment will increase in importance if climate changes and variability strengthens as predicted. The assessment requires a multi-criteria approach as the consequences of any adaptation alternatives are intangible and valued differently among stakeholders. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) provides an analytic framework for making preference statements and valuations that reveal the ‘best’ compromise or consensus decision for adaptation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScientific activities in Safety & Security 2009
    EditorsVeikko Rouhiainen
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages72-73
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    Molarius, R., Porthin, M., & Rosqvist, T. (2009). Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change based on multi-criteria decision analysis. In V. Rouhiainen (Ed.), Scientific activities in Safety & Security 2009 (pp. 72-73). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. http://www.vtt.fi/inf/julkaisut/muut/2009/SafetySecurityReview09.pdf