Impact Assessment Guidelines

These Guidelines are for Commission staff preparing impact assessments. They consist of a core text (this document) and annexes. The core text explains what IA is, presents the key actors, sets out the procedural rules for preparing, carrying out and presenting an IA, and gives guidance on the analytical steps to follow in the IA work.

The Economics of Early Response and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from Bangladesh

The study specifically focuses on response and resilience for floods. This analysis compares the cost of three scenarios: Late humanitarian response; Early annual humanitarian response; and Investment in resilience.

ECCONET Deliverable 4.2: Cost Effectiveness of Inland Waterway Transport

This deliverable D4.2 complements the information available in several ways: 1. We analyse the decisions of individual skippers to invest in adaptation, based on a plausible increase in carrying capacity during the ship’s lifetime. This is only possible for technical and operational measures (I). 2. We combine the effects of prediction methods (III) and torekeeping/relocation (IV). In fact, we study the link between improved prediction and savings in storekeeping. 3. We provide a short discussion on the presence of learning effects in the IWT sector

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Vietnam

This report provides a synthesis of the key findings of the sector studies undertaken in Vietnam in the context of the EACC study. The sectors covered by the study are agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, social, and coastal ports.

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Mozambique

The purpose of this study is to assist the Government of Mozambique in its efforts to understand the potential economic impacts of climate change and to support its efforts to develop sound policies and investments in response to these potential impacts. Adaptation options and their costs were estimated in four economic sectors: agriculture, transport infrastructure, hydropower, and coastal impacts; and compared with costs of inaction.

Web-based decision support to set up cost effective programs of measures for multiple water aspects

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires Member States to ensure that all waters meet ‘good status’ and to publish river basin management plans that include programs of cost-effective measures. VITO supported the policy makers in Flanders (Belgium) with the preparation of the first generation of river basin management plans and more specifically with the assessment of the costs and effects of programs of measures. The environmental costing model was used to select cost effective measures to improve surface water quality.

Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise.

Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise are assessed on a global scale taking into account a wide range of uncertainties in continental topography data, population data, protection strategies, socioeconomic development and sea-level rise.

A global ranking of port cities with high exposure to climate extremes.

This paper presents a first estimate of the exposure of the world’s large port cities (population exceeding one million inhabitants in 2005) to coastal flooding due to sea-level rise and storm surge now and in the 2070s, taking into account scenarios of socio-economic and climate changes.

Coastal Zones and Small Islands.

As part of the IPPC report the report describes the impacts of climate change for coastal areas and small islands. Furthermore, it discusses adaptation reponses.

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Synthesis Report

The study aims to develop a global estimate of adaptation costs for informing the international community’s efforts in the climate negotiations