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The Economics of Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Developing Countries

Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta (), Benoit Laplante and David Wheeler

No 199, Working Papers from Center for Global Development

Abstract: Without international assistance, developing countries will adapt to climate change as best they can. Part of the cost will be absorbed by households and part by the public sector. Adaptation costs will themselves be affected by socioeconomic development, which will also be affected by climate change. Without a better understanding of these interactions, it will be difficult for climate negotiators and donor institutions to determine the appropriate levels and modes of adaptation assistance. This paper contributes by assessing the economics of adaptation to extreme weather events. We address several questions that are relevant for the international discussion: How will climate change alter the incidence of these events, and how will their impact be distributed geographically? How will future socioeconomic development, notably an increased focus on education and empowerment for women and girls, affect the vulnerability of affected communities? And, of primary interest to negotiators and donors, how much would it cost to neutralize the threat of additional losses in this context?

Keywords: women; girls; extreme weather; education; economic development; climate change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2010-01
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