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Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

Edited by: Anil Markandya , Ibon Galarraga , Elisa Sainz de Murieta

Print publication date:  January  2014
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415633116
eBook ISBN: 9780203095201
Adobe ISBN: 9781136212123

10.4324/9780203095201
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Book description

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change has received comparatively little attention. However, this area is is critical and a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan and is the economic dimension, which therefore merits the increase in attention it is receiving.

This book deals with the difficulties that face the economics of adaptation. Critical issues include: uncertainty; baselines; reversibility, flexibility and adaptive management; distributional impacts; discount rates and time horizons; mixing monetary and non-monetary evaluations and limits to the use of cost-benefit analysis; economy-wide impacts and cross-sectoral linkages. All of these are addressed in the book from the perspective of economics of adaptation. Other dimensions of adaptation are also included, such as the role of low- and middle-income countries, technology and the impacts of extreme events.

This timely book will prove essential reading for international researchers and policy makers in the fields of natural resources, environmental economics and climate change.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An Introduction to the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  2:  State of the Art on the Economics of Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  International Cooperation on Adaptation to Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation and the Complexity of REDD+ Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Incorporating Climate Change into Adaptation Programmes and Project Appraisal Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Distributional Impacts Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Discounting Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Role of Economic Modelling for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Climate Change and the Energy Sector Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Water for Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Adaptation in Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Adaptation in Coastal Areas Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Climate Change Adaptation and Human Health Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Multi-Sectoral Perspective in Modelling of Climate Impacts and Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Flood Risk Management Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Fast-Growing Countries and Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Economics of Adaptation in Low-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Regional and Local Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Developed Countries Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Role of Technology in Adaptation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation to Extreme Events Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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