Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change

Costs, Benefits and Policy Instruments

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.

13 May 2008 134 pages English Also available in: French 9789264046214 (PDF)

Author(s): OECD Editors: Shardul Agrawala and Samuel Fankhauser