All Resources on the Economics of Adaptation

This tab includes all resources on the economics of adaptation in the Adaptation Clearinghouse, including plans addressing economic impacts and reports describing the economic benefits of adaptation actions. Filter this list by sector or impact.

 

 

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Preparing for Tomorrow's High Tide: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for the State of Delaware

July 2012

Delaware’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee (SLRAC) was established by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), to help the state plan for sea level rise. The SLRAC is assessing Delaware’s vulnerability to current and future inundation problems that may be exacerbated by sea level rise. Their goal is to develop a set of recommendations for state agencies, local governments, businesses, and citizens to enable them to adapt programs, policies, business practices and make informed decisions.

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Urban Risk Assessments: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities

July 11, 2012

The World Bank produced this framework for conducting climate risk assessments to help cities plan for the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. The framework is intended for city decision makers, urban practitioners, and is fitting for use by public, private, and non-governmental entities. It is adaptable to cities of differing financial statuses, population size, hazard and institutional capacities.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Eric Dickson, Judy L. Baker, Daniel Hoornweg, Asmita Tiwari

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Value Chain Climate Resilience: A guide to managing climate impacts in companies and communities

July 6, 2012

This guide has been developed by companies and organizations engaged in the Partnership for Resilience and Environmental Preparedness (PREP) - a pilot partnership formed to address the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts pose to businesses and the communities on which they depend. The diverse group of companies involved in this report include Starbucks, Swiss Re, Levi Strauss, Calvert Investments, Earth Networks, Entergy and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters who worked with consulting firms including Acclimatise, Oxfam America and BSR.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Jean-Christophe Amado, Peter Adams, Heather Coleman, Ryan Schuchard

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Physical Risks from Climate Change: A guide for companies and investors on disclosure and management of climate impacts

May 2012

This report was published by Oxfam America, Calvert Investments, and Ceres, to provide publicly-traded companies with detailed guidance on physical climate risk disclosure and risk management steps, and to provide investors with guidance on the types of information they should expect of companies to manage portfolio risks related to physical climate impacts. 

Author or Affiliated User: Dave Grossman

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Climate Adaptation and Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs

May 2012

This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations from a workshop, “Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs,” held November 16 - 17, 2011. Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sector Applications and Research Program, the workshop was designed and facilitated by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP).

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Cook County, Illinois Climate Change and Public Health Action Plan

2012

This strategic plan was developed to help Cook County, Illinois adapt to current and projected public health impacts resulting from climate change. The plan identifies five areas of concern in the county including: extreme heat and weather; food-borne illness; vector-borne illness; water quality and quantity and waterborne diseases; and air pollution and allergens - which are expected to be more prevalent as climate change continues and extreme weather events become more common. This report was sponsored by the Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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City of Sacramento, California Climate Action Plan

February 12, 2012

The Sacramento Climate Action Plan identifies how the City and the broader community can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and specific actions which Sacramento can take to adapt to the effects of climate change.

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Climate Vulnerability Monitor

2012

The Climate Vulnerability Monitor (2nd Ed. ) measures the global impact of climate change and the carbon economy at a national level. It calculates and compares the vulnerability for 184 countries in four areas of impact (environmental disasters, habitat change, health impact and industry stress) using 34 climate and carbon related indicators. The report is the second to be issued by an ongoing international research program on climate-related vulnerability mandated to the independent humanitarian and development research organization, DARA.

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CRiSTAL: Community-based Risk Screening Tool- Adaptation and Livelihoods

2012

The Community-based Risk Screening Tool - Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) is a project planning tool designed to help integrate climate change adaptation and risk reduction into community-level projects. It is designed primarily for the international development community, but could be used in other contexts. It is currently available in English, French, and Spanish. 

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USDA: Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation, Technical Bulletin 1935

2012

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), this Technical Bulletin presents an overview of current climate change impacts on U.S. agriculture, assesses the the potential consequences of climate change over the next 25 to 100 years, and offers comprehensive climate change adaptation processes and strategies.  

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