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.

Adapting to Climate Change: The Public Policy Response: Public Infrastructure

This paper assesses the threats and needs that multidimensional climate change imposes for public infrastructure, reviews the existing adaptive capacity that could be applied to respond to these threats and needs, and presents options for enhancing adaptive capacity through public sector investments in physical, planning, and human resources.

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.

Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to sea-level rise for the coastal zone of Germany

Germany’s coast extends over 3700 km on both the North and Baltic Seas and is shared by five coastal states. Along the coast large low-lying areas are already threatened by recurring storm flood events and erosion. Accelerated sea-level rise therefore exacerbates a high-risk situation. It is esti- mated that under a 1-m accelerated sea-level rise scenario the recurrence of devastating storm floods that presently have a probability of 1 in 100 will decrease to a 1 in 10 or even 1 in 1 probability.

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: A Technical Input to the 2012 National Climate Assessment

This report, one of a series of technical inputs for the third NCA conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the coasts of the U.S. It describes the impacts on natural and human systems, including several major sectors of the U.S. economy, and the progress and challenges to planning and implementing adaptation options.

The Cost of Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

This paper provides a synopsis of the potential impacts of climate change on Africa and draws out implications for the resources the Continent may require to enable it to adapt to climate change. Its intention is to assist African negotiators and policy-makers in understanding the latest research on these topics to inform their discussions and negotiations at national, regional and international fora.

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

National systems for managing the risks from climate extremes and disasters

This chapter assesses how countries are managing current and projected disaster risks, given knowledge of how risks are changing with observations and projections of weather and climate extremes, vulnerability and exposure, and impacts. It focuses on the design of national systems for managing such risks, the roles played by actors involved in the system, and the functions they perform, acknowledging that complementary actionsto manage risks are also taken at local and international level.

Responding to Climate Change in New York State

This state-level assessment of climate change impacts is specifically geared to assist in the development of adaptation strategies. It acknowledges the need to plan for and adapt to climate change impacts in a range of sectors: