Many of today’s most pressing policy challenges—from improving health and well-being, to more inclusive economic growth, responding to climate change, or effective national defense—require understanding, managing, and shaping complex adaptive systems (CAS).
Complex Adaptive Systems
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Some of the most pressing policy tasks for long-term improvement of society require understanding, managing, and shaping complex adaptive systems (CAS). Complexity is an increasingly salient feature of many of today’s most difficult policy challenges.
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Suggests changes in the teaching and conduct of policy analysis to account for social problems that often occur in complex adaptive systems.
Deep decarbonization -- reducing net human greenhouse gas emissions to zero -- presents a risk management challenge. This Perspective describes three concepts that are particularly important for implementing risk management for deep decarbonization.