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Journal ArticleThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleClimate Variability and Household Adaptation Strategies in Southern Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleModeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and other Basin Systems in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Journal ArticleImplications of Climate Change for Ghana’s Economy
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleThe Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Ghana
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Journal ArticleInformed Selection of Future Climates
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Global warming Information theory in finance
Journal Special IssueClimate Change and the Zambezi River Valley
The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries...Climatic changes Economic forecasting Environmental economics
BlogClimate Finance - Moving Beyond the 'Polluter Pays'
Climate change adaptation funding is frequently characterized as reparations or compensation for costs imposed by historical emissions. This characterization derives from the ‘polluter pays’ principle...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Global warming
Working PaperDevelopment Assistance and Climate Finance
The distinction between development assistance and climate finance is driven by an optic of compensation largely derived from the ‘polluter pays’ principle...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Global warming
Journal ArticleClimate Change and Economic Development in Africa: An Overview
Recent studies indicate that climate change will negatively impact Africa's growth and development prospects, particularly in the absence of adaptation and mitigation...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic development
Working PaperAn Integrated Analysis of Economywide Effects of Climate Change
The effects of climate change in Turkey are expected to be significant...Agriculture Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics)
Journal ArticleClimate Change and Economic Growth Prospects for Malawi: An Uncertainty Approach
Malawi confronts a growth and development imperative that it must meet in a context characterised by rising temperatures and deep uncertainty about trends in precipitation...Climatic changes Economic development Global warming
Working PaperMorocco’s Unique Situation in the Climate Change Arena: An Analysis of Climate Forecasts and their Link to Agriculture
Alterations in rainfall patterns and increasing temperatures due to climate change will most likely translate into yield reductions in desirable crops...Agriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Working PaperClimate Change Impacts on Moroccan Agriculture and the Whole Economy: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Plan Maroc Vert in Morocco
The paper provides estimates of economic impacts of climate change, compares these with historical impacts of drought spells, and estimates the extent to which the current Moroccan agricultural development and investment strategy, the Plan Maroc Vert...Agriculture and state Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperModeling Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture Demand in the Volta Basin and Other Basin Systems in Ghana
An assessment of the impacts of projected climate change on water availability and crop production in the Volta Basin and the southwestern and coastal basin systems of Ghana has been undertaken as a component of the impacts and adaptation study for G...Agriculture Climatic changes Global warming
Working PaperThe Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa Countries: Evidence from Ghana
Climate change scenarios for many Sub-Saharan African countries including Ghana indicate that temperatures will increase while rainfall will either increase or decrease. The potential impact of climate change on economic systems is well-known...Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming