Cathy Macharis and Gino Baudry
Decision-making in the context of sustainable mobility and the transport sector often implies addressing complex problems featuring multiple interests and perspectives, conflicting objectives and different types of data and information. Typically, several levels of public policy are involved (local, province, regional, state and European levels) and several stakeholders (such as freight forwarders, investors, citizens, industry and so on) which have a vested interest in the ultimate decision, whether they encompass environmental, social, economic, technical or legal issues. If the decision-making process fails to take these interests into account, projects are often not implemented or lead to unacceptable delays or they can even be ignored by policy makers or attacked by the stakeholders. The chapter presents the Multi Actor and Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) methodology, which has been developed to address such issues by explicitly considering and involving the stakeholders in the decision-process from the very beginning to the very end of the procedure.
Gino Baudry and Thomas Vallée
Over the years, the benefits of biofuel deployment have been widely criticized, whether in terms of economic development or socio-environmental impacts. To help decision makers in implementing sustainable biofuel policy in France by 2030, this study evaluates the support of French stakeholders for different biofuel options. The range-based Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA), explicitly considers the different and occasionally conflicting stakeholders’ objectives (feedstock producers, biofuel producers, refining industry, fuel distributors, end-users, car manufacturers, government and non-governmental organizationss). It also provides an exploratory scenario approach that considers the uncertainty about the context evolution and the biofuels’ impacts. The range-based MAMCA identifies the pros and cons of biofuels for each stakeholder group, which helps in implementing additional policy measures to comply with their heterogeneous needs.
Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis
Edited by Cathy Macharis and Gino Baudry
Gino Baudry, Thomas Vallée and Cathy Macharis
The decision-making context can be characterized by different types of uncertainty that may affect the decision-making process and its outcomes. Such uncertain contexts may lead decision-makers to take unsuited or at least non-optimal decisions. The range-based Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) framework aims to deal with this issue by implementing an exploratory scenario approach into the traditional MAMCA, using a Monte-Carlo simulation. The chapter presents the range-based MAMCA methodology and the main rationales to deploy it.
Gino Baudry, Koen Van Raemdonck and Cathy Macharis
Participatory decision making requires one to collect and compute a wide range of data either based on the literature or on social actors’ statements. The Multi Actor Multi Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) software has been developed to facilitate the collection and computation processes, thanks to its user-friendly interface. The MAMCA software has been developed over the years to enhance participation in the decision-making process. The objective of this is to present the software and its commands to help future users in deploying the MAMCA framework.