The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

Edited by Sam Fankhauser and Thomas K.J. McDermott

Some climate change is now inevitable and strategies to adapt to these changes are quickly developing. The question is particularly paramount for low-income countries, which are likely to be most affected. This timely and unique book takes an integrated look at the twin challenges of climate change and development. The book treats adaptation to climate change as an issue of climate-resilient development, rather than as a bespoke set of activities (flood defences, drought plans, and so on), combining climate and development challenges into a single strategy. It asks how the standard approaches to development need to change, and what socio-economic trends and urbanisation mean for the vulnerability of developing countries to climate risks. Combining conceptual thinking with practical policy prescriptions and experience the contributors argue that, to address these questions, climate risk has to be embedded fully into wider development strategies

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Edited by Sam Fankhauser and Thomas K.J. McDermott

Subjects: economics and finance, development economics, environmental economics, environment, climate change, environmental economics

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© Sam Fankhauser and Thomas K.J. McDermott 2016 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher. Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited The Lypiatts 15 Lansdown Road Cheltenham Glos GL50 2JA UK Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. William Pratt House 9 Dewey Court Northampton Massachusetts 01060 USA A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Control Number: 2016931793 This book is available electronically in the Economics subject collection DOI 10.4337/9781785360312 ISBN 978 1 78536 030 5 (cased) ISBN 978 1 78536 031 2 (eBook) Typeset by Servis Filmsetting Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire M3970 - FANKHAUSER TEXT.indd 4 21/06/2016 13:17