The Economics of Climate Resilience and Adaptation
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The Economics of Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Sam Fankhauser

Managing climate change requires action on both its causes (reducing emissions) and its consequences (adapting to impacts that can no longer be avoided). Human societies can thrive in many climatic conditions. However, such adaptation is not necessarily smooth, and it cannot be taken for granted. This review synthesises the contribution of economics to the study and practice of climate resilience and adaptation, identifying some of the most influential articles by economists on climate change adaptation since the topic became a subject of academic interest.
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Sam Fankhauser

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The Economics of Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Sam Fankhauser (ed.)

ISBN 9781788971522

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