Will Private Finance Support Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries? Historical Investment Patterns as a Window on Future Private Climate Finance

This paper explores what historical patterns of investment reveal about the potential for the private sector to play a significant role in raising and delivering climate finance, specifically in the context of the adaptation needs of developing countries.

The effect of different mitigation strategies on international financing of adaptation

This study applies an Integrated Assessment Model to gain insight in the interactions between adaptation costs, residual damages and mitigation costs and to analyse the effectiveness of a 2% levy on both the CDM and emissions trading from developing countries.

Notes on applying “real options” to climate change adaptation measures, with examples from Vietnam

This note builds on Dobes (2008) and Dobes (2010) which propose that the „real options‟ approach is ideally suited to addressing the climatic uncertainty associated with adaptation measures.

Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Water and Sanitation Improvements at the Global Level

The aim of this study was to estimate the economic costs and benefits of a range of selected interventions to improve water and sanitation services, with results presented for 17 WHO sub-regions and at the global level.

Adaptation Options For Coastal Areas And Infrastructure: An Analysis For 2030

The goal of this report is to estimate the total investment in adaptation options for coastal 6 areas and infrastructure during the year 2030

Adaptation options for infrastructure in developing countries

The terms of reference for this paper requested a consideration of adaptation options for infrastructure in developing countries

The Cost of Extreme Events in 2030

This paper has several aims. It attempts to provide: a projection of extreme event costs in 2030 in as much geographic and sectoral detail as possible, an overview of current levels of extreme event costs, an overview of current sources of financing extreme events, parallel estimates of “attritional” losses from smaller events and an assessment of how current financing arrangements need to change to meet the requirements of adaptation.

Economics of Climate Change in the Water Sector in Nepal: A Stakeholder-Focused Approach. A case study of the Rupa Watershed, Kaski, Nepal.

The main objective was to explore the options for managing Rupa Lake even under the extreme conditions of climate change through implementing adaptation measures as chosen by local stakeholders.

Adapting to Climate Change: Strengthening the Climate Resilience of the Water Sector Infrastructure in Khulna, Bangladesh

The report assesses the impacts of climate change on urban infrastructure in Bangladesh, particularly water supply and drainage systems, and to identify adaptation options to strenghten ist climate resilience. Khulna was choosen as case study, including two planned projects: a projekt improving the urban drainage system and another for developing surface water supply system.