The study has two broad objectives: to develop a global estimate of adaptation costs for informing the international community‘s efforts in the climate negotiations, and to help decisionmakers in developing countries assess the risks posed by climate change and design national strategies for adapting to climate change.

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World Bank
The World Bank Group

World Bank, 2010a. Economics of adaptation to climate change. Synthesis report. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA.