Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change Costs, Benefits and Policy Instruments

Climate change poses a serious challenge to social and economic development. This report provides a critical assessment of adaptation costs and benefits in key climate sensitive sectors, as well as at national and global levels. It also moves the discussion beyond cost estimation to the potential an...

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Main Author: Agrawala, Shardul
Other Authors: Fankhauser, Samuel
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2008, 2008
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Climate change poses a serious challenge to social and economic development. This report provides a critical assessment of adaptation costs and benefits in key climate sensitive sectors, as well as at national and global levels. It also moves the discussion beyond cost estimation to the potential and limits of economic and policy instruments - including insurance and risk sharing, environmental markets and pricing, and public private partnerships - that can be used to motivate adaptation actions
Physical Description:134 p. 16x23cm
ISBN:9789264046214