International environmental agreements in the presence of adaptation

The purpose of this paper is to investigate wheter the success of the first, in fact, depens on the latter.

Climate change impacts and adaptation in cities: A review of the literature

This review of the academic and “grey” literature provides an overview assessment of the state of the art in the quantification and valuation of climate risks at the city-scale

Designing climate change adaptation policies: An economic framework

This report proposes a general economic framework to help stakeholders in the public sector to develop effective adaptation strategies

Integrated strategies to reduce vulnerability and advance adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development

This paper identifies integrated approaches to formulating strategies and measures to concurrently advance adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development

Adaptation and mitigation in long-term climate policies

The paper analytically explores the optimal policy mix between mitigation and environmental adaptation against climate change at a macroeconomic level. It focuses on a long-term dynamic analysis of a model with accumulation in physical capital, greenhouse gases, and adaptation capital.

Invasive species, climate change and ecosystem-based adaptation: Addressing multiple drivers of global change

This report is targeted at policy-makers, particularly those responsible for developing climate mitigation and adaption strategies that address issues like conservation, ecosystem services, agriculture and sustainable livelihoods. It focuses on the primary linkages between invasive species and climate change, as well as the secondary and tertiary interactions of their corresponding impacts.

The adaptation-mitigation dilemma: is nuclear power a practical solution for climate change?

This study demonstrates that applying the criteria to inland and coastal nuclear power plants reveals several significant weaknesses of nuclear power as a mitigation measure for climate change. Cumulatively, these weaknesses make nuclear power an unsuitable mitigation strategy for climate change. Additionally, this analysis underscores the importance of considering the interaction of adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate impacts at the regional level.

Considerations in Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Health Interventions

This document has been developed with the aim to provide an overview of currently used methods for economic evaluation and to discuss implications of using these methods for evaluating environmental health interventions. It aims at formulating recommendations for future evaluations in environmental health. The document is intended to contribute to the methodological discussions, and in particular the development of guidelines for evaluation of cost-effectiveness in the framework of WHO’s initiatives, and other ongoing work in this area.

The economics of health and climate change: Key evidence for decision making

Eighteen available economic studies are presented under three categories of economic evidence: health damage cost, health adaptation cost and health economic evaluation.

Adaptation Options for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

This report discusses investment costs for climate change adaptation employed to offset climate change effects in an agricultural, forest and fisheries (AFF) production context.