Adaptive policy design to reduce carbon emissions: A system-of-systems perspective

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This paper presents an adaptive policy design approach based on a system-of-systems (SoS) perspective. Using a case of carbon emissions reduction in the residential sector, the SoS perspective is used as a way to structure the policy issue into interdependent relevant systems. This representation of the system provides a framework to test a large number of hypotheses about the evolution of the system's performance using computational experiments. In particular, in a situation where the realized emission level misses the intermediate target, policies can be adapted to meet the policy target. Our approach shows the different policy designs that decision-makers can envision to influence the overall system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5308203
Pages (from-to)509-519
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive policy design
  • Carbon emission reduction
  • Household emissions
  • System-of-systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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