Climate change poses a serious challenge to social and economic development. This report provides a critical assessment of adaptation costs and benefits in key climate sensitive sectors, as well as at national and global levels. It also moves the discussion beyond cost estimation to the potential and limits of economic and policy instruments - including insurance and risk sharing, environmental markets and pricing, and public private partnerships - that can be used to motivate adaptation actions.
Table of contents:
- List of Abbreviations - Executive Summary - Chapter 1. Putting Climate Change Adaptation in an Economic Context - Chapter 2. Empirical Estimates of Adaptation Costs and Benefits: A Critical Assessment - Chapter 3. Economic and Policy Instruments to Promote Adaptation