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The Cost of Climate Change to the German Fruit Vegetation Sector

Claudia Kemfert () and Hans Kremers ()

No 857, Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research

Abstract: This paper applies the concept of damage coefficients introduced in Houba and Kremers (2008) to provide an estimate of the cost of climate change - in particular the cost of changes in mean regional temperature and precipitation - to the fruit vegetation sector. We concentrate on the production of apples in the German 'Alte Land' region. The estimated cost of climate change on apple-growing in the 'Alte Land' is dependent on the assumptions regarding developments in the rentability of land not related to climate change in the fruit sector.

Keywords: fruit vegetation; Alte Land; climate change; land productivity; land rentability; cost of climate change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 D21 D24 D61 D62 Q12 Q24 Q51 Q54 R32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 p.
Date: 2009
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-eff, nep-ene and nep-env
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