Investing to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change : A Framework Model

Author/Editor:

Anthony Bonen ; Prakash Loungani ; Willi Semmler ; Sebastian Koch

Publication Date:

August 5, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We propose a macroeconomic model to assess optimal public policy decisions in the the face of competing funding demands for climate change action versus traditional welfare-enhancing capital investment. How to properly delineate the costs and benefits of traditional versus adaption-focused development remains an open question. The paper places particular emphasis on the changing level of risk and vulnerabilities faced by developing countries as they allocate investment toward growth strategies, adapting to climate change and emissions mitigation.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/164

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 5, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475523690/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016164

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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