Climate change


Climate Change Risks and Adaptation

Linking Policy and Economics

Climate change is giving rise to diverse risks, ranging from changing incidences of tropical diseases to increased risks of drought, varying widely in their potential severity, frequency and predictability. Governments must integrate the management of these climate risks into policy making if they are to successfully adapt to a changing climate. Economic analysis has a vital role to play in supporting these efforts, by identifying costs and benefits and supporting decision-making for an uncertain future. However, this analysis needs to be adapted to the institutions, policies and climate risks in a given country. Building on the experience of OECD countries, this report sets out how the latest economic evidence and tools can enable better policy making for adaptation.

Published on July 07, 2015


Executive summary
Risks in a changing climate
Approaches to managing climate risks
Overview of costs and benefits of adaptation at the national and regional scale
Framing risk-based approaches to adaptation planning
Financing adaptation in OECD countries
Tools to mainstream adaptation into decision-making processes
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