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Table 4 Implications of uncertainty and relevance for policy

From: Health risks of climate change: An assessment of uncertainties and its implications for adaptation policies

Effects are of: Low relevance High relevance
High level of precision Tailored, prediction-based strategies (e.g. risk approach) are feasible. Tailored, prediction-based strategies (e.g. risk approach) are feasible.
  Focus: low costs/efforts or co-benefits. Consider (but critically reflect on) costly and extensive options.
Low level of precision Enhance system’s capability of dealing with changes, uncertainties, and surprises (e.g. resilience approach). Enhance system’s capability of dealing with changes, uncertainties, and surprises (e.g. resilience approach).
  Focus: low costs/efforts or co-benefits. Consider (but critically reflect on) costly and extensive options, including precautionary measures. Assess overinvestment risks and flexibility.