Pre-Positioning Policy as a Public Adaptation to Climate Change

This issue brief is one in a series that results from the second phase of a domestic adaptation research project conducted by Resources for the Future.

This report discusses possible adaptation policies to give people and firms incentives to respond on their own to changes in the services provided by the climate system (e.g. unfavorable changes in temperature or precipitation that adversely affect water supply or snowpack). The brief examines incentive-based policies dealing with both substitutes and complements, as well as capacity investments, information and voluntary programs, and time dynamic utility and resource pricing.

Publication Date: June 2010

Author or Affiliated User:

  • V. Kerry Smith

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  • Policy analysis/recommendations

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