This study was commissioned as part of IMACC to look at approaches for the economic assessment of climate change adaptation options. Special emphasis is being placed on the issue of including uncertainty in the economic assessment and respective approaches. The study’s terms of reference (ToRs), define three main tasks: 1. Discussing existing needs and experience gained with respect to the use of economic approaches for the assessment of climate change adaptation options; 2. Reviewing the most common and promising methodological approaches for the economic assessment of climate change adaptation options using evaluation criteria such as data requirements and availability, scaling, required skills and ci:grasp compatibility; and 3. Providing two prototypes of Microsoft Excel-based software/ programming solutions and demonstrating the usefulness of these prototypes for assessing climate change adaptation options with real or fictive data.

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GIZ
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2013
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GIZ (2013): Competence Center for Climate Change. (2013). Economic approaches for assessing climate change adaptation options under uncertainty. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Retrieved from https://gc21.giz.de/ibt/var/app/wp342deP/1443/wp-content/uploads/filebas...

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