OECD Environment Working Papers

ISSN :
1997-0900 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/19970900
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal authors are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language English or French with a summary in the other if available.
 

Incorporating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Environmental Impact Assessments

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Author(s):
Shardul Agrawala1, Arnoldo Matus Kramer1, Guillaume Prudent-Richard2, Marcus Sainsbury2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

  • 2: AECOM, Australia

Publication Date
29 Nov 2011
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No.:
24
Pages
38
DOI
10.1787/5km959r3jcmw-en

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National governments and development agencies have invested considerable effort in recent years to develop methodologies and tools to screen their projects for the risks posed by climate change. However, these tools have largely been developed by the climate change community and their application within actual project settings remains quite limited. An alternate and complementary approach would be to examine the feasibility of incorporating consideration of climate change impacts and adaptation within existing modalities for project design, approval, and implementation. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are particularly relevant in this context.
Keywords:
risk assessment, adaptation, climate change, environmental impact assessment (EIA)
JEL Classification:
  • Q51: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Valuation of Environmental Effects
  • Q54: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
  • Q58: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Government Policy