Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2021

Department

College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Department of Chemical Engineering

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.

Publisher's Statement

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105140

Publication Title

Resources, Conservation and Recycling

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