The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development / Edited by Sam Fankhauser and Thomas K.J. McDermott. Edward Elgar, 2016, 256 p. – ISBN: 978 1 78536 030 5

Présentation par l’éditeur :
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.

Table des matières :

1. Climate-Resilient Development: An Introduction  / S. Fankhauser and T. McDermott

Part I : Concepts
2. The Role of Climate in Development / D. Castells-Quintana, M. Lopez-Uribe and T. McDermott
3. Poverty and Climate Change / S. Hallegatte, M. Bangalore, L. Bonzanigo, M. Fay, T. Kane, U. Narloch, J. Rozenberg, D. Treguer and A. Vogt-Schilb
4. Coping with Climate Risk: The Options / D. Castells-Quintana, M. Lopez-Uribe and T. McDermott
5. Locking in Climate Vulnerability: Where are the Investment Hotspots? / S. Dietz, C. Dixon and J. Ward
6. Assessing Climate-resilient Development Options / P. Watkiss and A. Hunt

Part II : Actions
7. Adaptation Experience and Prioritisation / P. Watkiss
8. Climate-resilient Cities / H. Costa, G. Floater and J. Finnegan
9. Climate-resilient Development in Agrarian Economies / M. Bezabih, S. Lovo, G. Singer and C. McLaren
10. Insurance Instruments for Climate-resilient Development / S. Surminski
11. Migration and Climate-resilient Development / M. Waldinger

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