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.

Climate Change and Water

The Technical Paper addresses the issue of freshwater. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways. Hence, a change in any one of these can induce a change in any other. Freshwater-related issues are critical in determining key regional and sectoral vulnerabilities. Therefore, the relationship between climate change and freshwater resources is of primary concern to human society and also has implications for all living species.

A macroeconomic assessment of impacts and adaptation to climate change in Europe

This report provides a documentation of the integrated macroeconomic general equilibrium model GRACE_adapt, and presents results from the macroeconomic analysis of impacts and adaptation in Europe in case of a +2 °C and +4 °C increase in global mean temperature.

Economics of adaptation to climate change. Synthesis report

The study has two broad objectives: to develop a global estimate of adaptation costs for informing the international community‘s efforts in the climate negotiations, and to help decisionmakers in developing countries assess the risks posed by climate change and design national strategies for adapting to climate change.

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.

Using willingness-to-pay to assess the economic value of weather forecasts for multiple commercial sectors

Estimating the value of weather forecast products. Value is estimated via a demand-based approach based on the willingness to pay of those who use weather forecast services.

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Samoa

Study examines the consequences of an increase in average temperatures of up to 1°C by 2050 and up to 2.75°C by 2100 for the frequency and intensity of major cyclones that hit the islands.

The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico: Synopsis

The principle objectives of this study is to identify, analyze and quantify the economic costs of climate change for Mexico and, on the basis of the results, propose and recommend appropriate measures for public policy, both for adaptation and mitigation.

Met Office: The Public Weather Service’s contribution to the UK economy

Review of the annual economic and social benefits associated with the PWS (Public Weather Service) within the UK.

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.