Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters
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Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters

Concepts and Cases

  • New Horizons in Environmental Economics series

Edited by Matthias Ruth and María E. Ibarrarán

Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. Economic, social and environmental impacts further increase vulnerability to disasters and tend to set back development, destroy livelihoods, and increase disparity nationally and worldwide. This book addresses the differential vulnerability of people and places, introducing concepts and methods for analysis and illustrating the impact on local, regional, national, and global scales.
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Chapter 1: Introduction: Distributional Effects of Climate Change – Social and Economic Implications

Matthias Ruth and María E. Ibarrarán