The Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa's Water Sector: A Review and Way Forward

This working paper summarises existing work on the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation for the water sector in Africa. It reviews adaptation cost estimates for the continent and the main economic appraisal methods used, then summarises results.

National Adaptation Plans: Technical Guidelines for the National Adaptation Plan Process

Technical guidelines to support the NAP (National Adaptation Plan) process. These technical guidelines will assist the LDCs in comprehensively addressing adaptation in a coherent and strategic manner.

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European Climate Policy

Work Package undertakes a systematic review of existing and potential adaptation options across the EU, with a specific focus on innovative technologies and institutions that can manage, reduce and/or transfer the risks associated with extreme events.

Review of Adaptation Options for Weather Extremes

The core purpose of ADAM work package A2.4 was to address this gap in knowledge by undertaking a systematic review of existing and potential adaptation option across the EU (and internationally, where this information added value), with a specific focus on innovative technologies and institutions that can manage, reduce and/or transfer the risks associated with extreme events.

Potential costs and benefits of adaptation options: A review of existing literature

Critique of UNFCCC (2007) and comment on global adaptation financing needs for 2030 in developing countries. Concludes the costs of adapting to climate change have been significantly under-estimated.

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector

This study on ‘Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector’ aims to provide the European Commission with an improved understanding of the potential implications of climate change and adaptation options for European agriculture, covering the EU 27 Member States. It also aims to assist policy makers as they take up the adaptation challenge and develop measures to reduce the vulnerability of the sector to climate change.

A qualitative assessment of climate adaptation options and some estimates of adaptation costs

The aim of the current study is to provide a ‘qualitative assessment’ of the direct and indirect effects of adaptation options and to provide an assessment of some of the costs and benefits of adaptation options. The present report presents and summarizes the results of all phases of the study: an inventory of adaptation options, a qualitative assessment of the effects of the adaptation options for the Netherlands in the long run, a database which allows to rank the various options according to a set of criteria and a relative ranking on the basis of these criteria.

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