Application of Operational Research Methodology for climate change mitigation policies

Dalia Streimikiene, Irena Alėbaitė

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Abstract

The article deals with possibilities to apply Operational Research methodology in setting climate change mitigation policies in Lithuania. The most research subjects within Operational Research concentrate on decision making focusing on decision aiding tools such as Multi Criteria Decision Analysis, Group Decision Support Systems, Sustainability Appraisal, Life Cycle Assessment, Technology Assessment and Foresight, Logistic tools etc. Most of the research carried out in Operational Research focuses on the problem handling phases such as constructing scenarios, evaluating scenarios and suggesting interventions. Therefore before suggesting interventions and taking decisions it is necessary to evaluate how the phenomena and actors are related. Climate change is a complex societal phenomenon and climate change mitigation policies have impact on all society members and involve many actors and players in the field. The aim of the article is to apply Operational Research in setting climate change mitigation policies in Lithuania. The main tasks are to define the phases in problem handling process, the main actors and their responsibilities and tools for selecting the best solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference EURO Mini Conference "Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies", EurOPT 2008
PublisherVilnius Gediminas Technical University
Pages422-427
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789955282839
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference EURO Mini Conference: Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies, EurOPT 2008 - Neringa, Lithuania
Duration: May 20 2008May 23 2008

Other

Other20th International Conference EURO Mini Conference: Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies, EurOPT 2008
CountryLithuania
CityNeringa
Period5/20/085/23/08

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Keywords

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Operational research method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Streimikiene, D., & Alėbaitė, I. (2008). Application of Operational Research Methodology for climate change mitigation policies. In 20th International Conference EURO Mini Conference "Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Technologies", EurOPT 2008 (pp. 422-427). Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.