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To address these objectives, the study was conducted on two parallel tracks: (1) a global tracka top-down approach, in which national databases were used to generate aggregate estimates at a global scale, drawing on a wide variety of sector studies; and (2) a country level track: a bottom-up approach, in whichsub-national data were aggregated to generate estimates at economywide, sector ...

SUBJECT: climate scenarios; adaptation initiatives; allocation; deep wells; storm surges

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The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) study estimates that it will cost $75 - $100 billion each year for developing countries to adapt to climate change from 2010 to 2050 (World Bank 2009a). The study funded by the governments of the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Switzerland has two specific objectives. The first is to develop a global estimate of adaptation coststo in ...

SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; climate scenarios; disaster prevention; worst-case scenarios; climate change discussion

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Adaptation has long been neglected in the debate and policies surrounding climate change. However, increasing awareness of climate change has led many stakeholders to look for the best way to limit its consequences and has resulted in a large number of initiatives related to adaptation, particularly at the local level. This report proposes a general economic framework to help stakeholde ...

SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; investment decisions; climate scenarios; storm events; climate change debate

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The objective of this economic sector work (ESW) is to address these gaps by piloting a methodology capable of quickly and cost-effectively introducing into adaptation planning processes an appreciation of the significance of climate change impacts for poor people in informal urban settlements. Specifically in the two case study sites (Mombasa in Kenya and Esteli in Nicaragua) sought to ...

SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; climate scenarios; consequence of climate change; adaptation initiatives; local communities

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The proposed methodology begins with a consistent downscaling of projected climatic changes from a multiplicity of General Circulation to local levels. Subsets of the suite of downscaled climatic factors are then to be used to estimate the vector of impacts on key economic sectors of each country, using sector-specific impact assessment models. Based on this information, alternative gov ...

SUBJECT: attention; climate change scenarios; climate scenarios; climate events; adaptation initiatives

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Over the last two decades Samoa has suffered major damage from two cyclones in 1990-91, minor damage from a third cyclone in 2004, and an earthquake tsunami in 2009. Changes in the scale and impact of these types of natural disasters are likely to be important consequences of climate change for the country because the increases in sea level and in average sea surface temperatures will i ...

SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; climate scenarios; consequence of climate change; adaptation program; loss function

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Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate risks. Two-thirds of the nation is less than 5 meters above sea level and is susceptible to river and rainwater flooding, particularly during the monsoon. The Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP), adopted by the government of Bangladesh in 2009, seek to guide activities and programs related ...

SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; climate scenarios; targeted subsidies; adaptation program; allocation

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This discussion paper provides the analytical backdrop for a series of papers on managing climate- and weather-related risks in China. It reviews and synthesizes the growing literature on risk-based management approaches to climate change adaptation and offers guidance on a process for decision making. Managing risks from severe weather, present-day climate variability, and future climat ...

SUBJECT: climate change adaptation; investment decisions; variability in rainfall; chief scientist; disaster prevention

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Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate risks. Two-thirds of the nation is less than 5 meters above sea level and is susceptible to river and rainwater flooding, particularly during the monsoon. The Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP), adopted by the government of Bangladesh in 2009, seek to guide activities and programs related ...

SUBJECT: flood season; climate change adaptation; climate change scenarios; climate scenarios; climate events

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The paper gives an overview of the ways in which climate change will impact rural societies, in particular poor farmers in developing countries.It predicts that Africa will be hardest hit because of its heavy dependence on agriculture, existing degraded soils and high poverty and tight budget constraints.The authors cover the following areas and suggest steps that farmers, policy makers, and r ...

SUBJECT: participation; climate change.climate change adaptation.climate change adaptation methods and tools; agriculture and food.rural development; rural; africa

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