"Incorporating Value Trade-offs into Community-Based Environmental Risk Decisions"

Gregory, Robin S. | from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Values (journal)

Gregory, Robin S. “Incorporating Value Trade-offs into Community-Based Environmental Risk Decisions.” Environmental Values 11, no. 4 (2002): 461–88. doi:10.3197/096327102129341181.

Although much attention has been given to the role of community stakeholders in developing environmental risk-management policies, most local and national initiatives are better known for their failings than their successes. One reason for this continuing difficulty, we contend, is a reluctance to address the many difficult value trade-offs that necessarily arise in the course of creating and evaluating alternative risk-management options. In this paper we discuss six reasons why such trade-offs are difficult and, for each, present helpful techniques from the decision sciences along with case study examples of successful applications.

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