The economics of adaptation along developed coastlines.

Sea-level rise (SLR) increases the risk of permanent inundation of coastal lands and structures, while also increasing the risk of periodic damage from storms and risks to ecological resources. Prior studies have illustrated the importance of considering adaptation measures, such as armoring and beach nourishment, when estimating the economic cost of SLR, but these studies have taken the form either of careful, geographically limited case studies or national estimates based on limited samples.

Managing Coastal Vulnerability.

This book breaks down primary concepts of coastal vulnerability by providing a thorough discussion of the concept. It addresses coastal vulnerability around the world with specific examples from the Ebro Delta (Spain), the crumbling cliffs of Corton Village/Suffolk (UK), and tsunami-worn Phuket (Thailand/Indian Ocean) as well as others. Ultimately, a framework is established for discussion about global locations and sustaining resilience of coastal areas.

Harnessing nature to help people adapt to climate change

Ongoing research since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 assessment report underscores the urgent need for rapid progress on national and global adaptation efforts.

Social equity considerations in the implementations of Caribbean climate change adaptation policies

This paper focuses on the need to ensure inclusion and social equity in adaptation planning as climate change issues disproportionately impact health, settlement, and livelihoods of these vulnerable groups

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.

Better economics: Supporting Climate Change Adaptation with Stakeholder Analysis:A Case Study of Morocco

The objective of this study is to address the economics of adapting to climate change in the irrigation water sector in Morocco, using the CBA-focused, multi-stakeholder approach to water sector adaptation developed by IIED.

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.

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:

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