Confronting wicked problems: Climate, energy and environmental governance

“ ‘Wicked’ problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political stalemates; wicked problems in the environmental arena typically emerge from entrenched conflicts over natural resource management and over the prioritization of economic and conservation goals more generally.”

Balint et al 2011 Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty and Conflict, Island Press

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