Wicked problems

Wicked problems are typically multifaceted and complex, impeding comprehensive understanding and demanding solutions beyond mere panaceas. While these problems need to be urgently addressed, potential solutions need to be novel because existing knowledge does not address their systemic causes. Many of these problems span across the whole globe in their impact but demand recognition of local context and the integration of stakeholder interests for approximating viable solutions (changed after von Wehrden et al. submitted).