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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4.1 Adaptation challenges and responses 55 5.1 Infrastructure categories and indicators analysed 81 6.1 Comparing decision support tools 113 7.1 Differences in timing, types of benefits and analysis methods 128 8.1 Policy instruments for developing resilient cities 157 11.1 Alternative migration classifications 205 viii M3970 - FANKHAUSER TEXT.indd 8 21/06/2016 13:17