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dc.contributor.advisorArvai, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorKenney, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-09T15:47:30Z
dc.date.available2015-06-23T07:00:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-09
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationKenney, L. (2015). Improving Decision-Making For Energy And Carbon Management: Descriptive And Prescriptive Insights (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26487en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2093
dc.description.abstractDecisions in developing communities that focus on the human-environment interface—like energy development and delivery, and climate change mitigation—are inherently complex. These decisions must contend with significant technical challenges and uncertainties, while at the same time, these decisions often need to meet linked social, economic and environmental objectives. Research in the decision sciences finds that when faced with difficult decisions, like those involving energy or climate change, people struggle with articulating their values, and with making necessary tradeoffs across objectives. This can result in sub-optimal decision outcomes that fail to adequately address stakeholders’ concerns. The research presented in this thesis applies theories and methods from the decision sciences to two contexts related to development decisions: creating an energy strategy Canada’s Northwest Territories; and climate change mitigation via forest-based carbon management in Vietnam. This body of research has two interrelated aims: 1) to assess the ability of existing decision science approaches to improve the effectiveness of development programs, projects and policies; and 2) to assess how decision science approaches might help to also address critiques of, as well as complement, existing development approaches.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEducation--Social Sciences
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectPsychology--Social
dc.subject.classificationdecision-makingen_US
dc.subject.classificationEnergyen_US
dc.subject.classificationclimate changeen_US
dc.titleImproving Decision-Making For Energy And Carbon Management: Descriptive And Prescriptive Insights
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/26487
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid2932
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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