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 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

The Cost of Extreme Events in 2030

This paper has several aims. It attempts to provide: a projection of extreme event costs in 2030 in as much geographic and sectoral detail as possible, an overview of current levels of extreme event costs, an overview of current sources of financing extreme events, parallel estimates of “attritional” losses from smaller events and an assessment of how current financing arrangements need to change to meet the requirements of adaptation.

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.

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.

Reconfiguring urban adaptation finance

This paper examines international, national and municipal mechanisms for financing adaptation, and reveals the systemic barriers that prevent money being channelled into the hands of low-income and highly vulnerable urban residents in low- and middle-income countries, and hinder effective urban adaptation