Call for papers: Economics of climate change adaptation

Source(s)
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Overview of special issue

As global warming is unavoidable, adaptation measures (either autonomous, planned, or natural) are necessary to minimize the negative impact of climate change and increase the climate resilience of the society at the local, regional, and global levels. Economic assessment of adaptation measures has been widely used to provide valuable and supportive information for decision-makers and stakeholders. 

This special issue calls for new studies on the economics of climate change adaptation. An adaptation policy or measure can have multiple effects on various issues such as economic development, welfare distribution, and climate mitigation. Various approaches can be used for the economic analysis of an adaptation measure like cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness approach, multi-criteria analysis, real options analysis, robust decision making, iterative risk management approach, and portfolio analysis. An analysis can be a local case study or a generalized macroeconomic assessment. Adaptation measures can be implemented in various sectors including agriculture, energy, water, tourism, health, and inter-sectoral relationships. 

Indicative list of themes

  • Incentives and barriers for reducing climate change impacts 
  • Risk, uncertainty, and resilience assessment  
  • Advances on analytical methods, models and approaches 
  • Market and non-market net benefit analysis 
  • Integrated assessment of adaptation, development, mitigation, and other issues 
  • Intra- and inter-generational distribution, fairness, and equity 
  • Changes in behaviors and lifestyles 
  • Valuation, efficiency and feasibility of adaptation projects and measures 
  • Analysis of cross-sectoral linkages 

Submission details

Submission window opens: 20 November 2021

Submission window closes: 20 March 2022

Please submit all papers via ScholarOne.

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