Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation
Edited by Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta
To Be Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge – 480 pages
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. There is great uncertainty regarding its future impacts on a planetary scale and the extent to which each eco-system and region will be affected. Although there has been much published on climate change mitigation policies, the economics of adaptation to climate change is an area of research that is gathering speed and is considered to constitute a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan.
The book deals with the varied economic challenges that arise from the implication of adaptation policies, making a timely and important contribution to the study of climate change economics. Bringing together the world’s leading international experts in the area and including the most up to date research that has emerged over the last couple of years, the book should prove essential reading for researchers and policy makers in the field of environmental economics and climate change.
Part 1: Economics and Adaptation 1. Methodological Issues: Review Ibon Galarraga and Elisa Sainz de Murieta 2. State of the Art in Measuring the Cost of Adaptation Clements Heuson and Erik Gawel 3. International Cooperation on Adaptation to Climate Change Dirk Rübbelke and Jonathan Pickering Part 2: Uncertainty, Equity, Valuation and Efficiency 4. Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation and the Complexity of REDD+ Asbjørn Aaheim 5. Sources of Uncertainty and How to Address them Anil Markandya 6. Distributional Impacts: Intra, inter and international Alistair Hunt 7. Discount Rates Ben Groom 8. The Role of Economic Modelling for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Francesco Bosello 9. Ecosystem Based Adaptation Elena Ojea Part 3: Adaptation in Activity Sectors 10. Main Issues in Energy Sector Alberto Ansuategi 11. On Water for Food: Prioritizing Adaptation Choices Alberto Garrido, Ana Iglesias 12. Adaptation in Agriculture Mette Termansen 13. Adaptation in Coastal Areas Iñigo J. Losada 14. Adaptation in Health Sector Aline Chiabai and Joseph Spadaro 15. Multi-sectoral Perspective in Climate and Adaptation Modelling Juan Carlos Ciscar 16. Flood Risk Management: Assessment for Prevention with Hydro-economic Approaches Nuria Osés-Eraso and Sébastien Foudi Part 4: Other Dimensions of Adaptation 17. Fast Growing Countries and Adaptation Jiahua Pan and Zheng Yan 18. Adaptation in Low Income Countries Saleemul Huq and Rodney Lunduka 19. Regional and Local Policies Valentine van Gameren 20. Role of Technology in Adaptation John M. Callaway 21. Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation to Extreme Events Tom Mitchell, Reinhard Mechler and Katie Harris Part 5: Epilogue Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta
Anil Markandya is Scientific Director of BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change Research, Spain. He has held academic positions at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the US and at University College London and Bath University in the UK. He currently holds a chair of economics at the University of Bath, UK. He was one of the core team that drafted the IPCC 4th Assessment that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and is now part of the team assembled to prepare the IPCC 5th Assessment.
Ibon Galarraga is a Research Professor at BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change Research, Spain.
Elisa Sainz de Murieta is a junior researcher at BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change Research, Spain.