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Biomimicry, big data and artificial intelligence for a dynamic climate change management policy regime

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-01T11:16:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-01T11:16:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14962
dc.description.abstract The adverse impacts of climate change are not always immediately discernible. Managing the impacts of this dynamic phenomenon demands an equally dynamic policy regime instead of the traditional and often static policy response mechanisms. The traditional policy responses are often a result of long consultative processes sometimes stretching over several years. Frequently, this generates obsolete policy responses. In this chapter, we propose the development of a dynamic policy and legislation formulation and implementation system that respond to dynamic disturbances such as climate change. The proposal draws from natural systems that have been constantly evolving over aeons. The proposed approach uses the systems lens of biomimicry positing that lessons from natural systems can be mimicked using models that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor changes through analysing and learning from Big Data and utilising rapid feedback loops to subsequently self-improve policy response mechanisms. Hypothetically under this approach, some key indicators for climate change and related hazards, exposure, risks and vulnerability can be tracked and material policy changes automatically made to appropriately to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change thus avoiding the pitfalls of the traditional protracted policy change routes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Intech Open Access en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE en
dc.subject ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE en
dc.title Biomimicry, big data and artificial intelligence for a dynamic climate change management policy regime en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber QBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle Changing ecosystems and its services en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Hufnagel, D. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11019 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21803 en
dc.PageNumber 1-17 en
dc.outputnumber 9964 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mjimba, V. & Sibanda, G. (2019) Biomimicry, big data and artificial intelligence for a dynamic climate change management policy regime. In: Hufnagel, D. (ed).<i>Changing ecosystems and its services</i>. London: Intech Open Access. 1-17. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mjimba, V. en
dc.contributor.author2 Sibanda, G. en


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