Report on the technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options

This report provides a summary of the technical workshop on costs and benefits of adaptation options, organized under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Discussions at the workshop addressed methodologies for assessing costs and benefits of adaptation options and how these methodologies are applied in and across different sectors.

Economic Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and their role in project prioritisation and appraisal

In this paper the authors Peter Kuch and Simone Gigli have been applying their economist’s thinking to the challenge of how to prioritise and appraise adaptation options in developing countries. As we foresee plenty of work ahead of us in order to make adaptation happen, we hope this work on economic approaches to climate change adaptation will both help the conceptual discussion along and will assist us in getting the priorities right in practical adaptation action.

Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies

This handbook is designed to provide newcomers to the field of climate impact and adaptation assessment with a guide to available research methods, particularly for answering the first question. The handbook will also serve as a ready reference for many others currently engaged in impacts and adaptation research.

Impacts of Climate Change on European Forests and Options for Adaptation

This study compiles and summarizes the existing knowledge about observed and projected impacts of climate change on forests in Europe and reviews options for forests and forestry to adapt to climate change.