Climate change adaptation in developing countries: issues and perspectives for economic analysis

This paper provides some guidance to the policy-oriented researchers’ work on valuing climate change adaptation in developing countries.

Successful adaptation to climate change across scales

The article outlines a set of normative evaluative criteria for judging the success of adaptations at different scales.

The Costs of Climate Change: A Study of Cholera in Tanzania

This study integrates historical data on temperature and rainfall with the burden of disease from cholera in Tanzania and uses socioeconomic data to control for the impacts of general development on the risk of cholera.

Costing Adaptation: Preparing for climate change in India

It discusses the various salient points on the costs of adaptation, with specific reference to India. It looks at the key areas of health, coastal zones, water, agriculture, forests, and ecosystems, and evaluates the feasible measures needed to reduce the negative impacts of climate change.

The socio economic impacts of climate change in Armenia

This report provides a general overview of potential vulnerabilities to climate change and analyzes specific sectors in which climate is an important factor and wherein climate change will likely have a strong impact in the coming century.

The Economics of Climate Change in Zanzibar. Final Summary Report.

The primary objective of this study has been to develop a comprehensive, participatory, and indigenously oriented climate change review study in Zanzibar, in order to address the required implementation formula in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

A Cost Effective Solution to Reduce Disaster Losses in Developing Countries: Hydro-Meteorological Services, Early Warning, and Evacuation

The paper starts by investigating benefits from early warning systems in Europe, in terms of saved lives and reduced disaster asset losses. It then uses this evaluation to estimate the potential benefits of providing similar services in developing countries. Section 2 then assesses the other economic benefits that could be derived from the same hydro-meteorological information that is needed for early warning. These benefits are linked to a better optimization of economic production, and can be estimated in Europe to serve as the basis for an estimate for developing countries.

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