We develop a range of economic models to explore the relationship between mitigation and adaptation; and show that in general adaptation and mitigation will be substitutes. We also find that it is possible for complementarity to occur in the special case where adaptation costs depend on the amount of mitigation.

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Ingham, Alan
Ma, Jie
Ulph, Alistair M.
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2013
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Alan Ingham, Jie Ma, Alistair M. Ulph (2013): Can adaptation and mitigation be complements? In: Climatic Change DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0815-3.

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