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Economics of adaptation to climate change: ecosystem services

Source(s):  World Bank, the (WB)

This study of the economics of adaptation to climate change follows the sector approach, with separate estimates of adaptation measures for infrastructure, water, agriculture, industrial forestry, fisheries, coastal zones, human health, and ecosystems.

The overall study has two objectives: (i) to help decision makers in developing countries to better understand and assess the risks posed by climate change and to better design strategies to adapt to climate change by carrying out case studies at the country level that identify costs, priorities, and sequencing to integrate adaptation measures into national development plans and budgets; and (ii) to develop a global estimate of adaptation costs to inform the international community's efforts, including UNFCCC and the Bali Action Plan, as well as to provide access to adequate, predictable, and sustainable support and to provide new, additional resources to help the most vulnerable developing countries meet adaptation costs. It proceeds simultaneously with two parallel tracks: one at the country level and another at the global level based on global and regional modelling.

  • Economics of adaptation to climate change: ecosystem services
  • Publication date 2010
  • Number of pages 20 p.

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