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  Economics of Climate Change and Adaptation in LDCs

Paul Watkiss Associates also specialises in policy support for adaptation policy in developing countries, often working closely with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership  (www.climateadaptation.cc).  A number of recent projects are summarised below.

RWANDA 

PWA is supporting various adaptation economic and finance projects in Rwanda.

Watch the video of Adapting Rwanda: mainstreaming climate resilience into the tea and coffee sector in Rwanda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAl18ao1XiU

 

NEPAL

 

Economic Impact Assessment of Climate Change In Key Sectors In Nepal (CDKN).

Paul is technical leader on a study analysing the economic impacts of climate change in Nepal for key sectors.

http://cdkn.org/project/economic-impact-assessment-of-climate-change-in-nepal/

Summary for policy makers

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ETHIOPIA

 

Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy: Climate Resilience Strategy: Agriculture - Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia / Global Green Growth Institute

Paul led the development of the climate resilience strategy for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The study assessed the economic costs of current climate variability and the future costs of climate change, and developing an adaptation strategy for Ethiopia, including an investment and financial flow analysis to link to adaptation costs and access to finance.

http://www.climateadaptation.cc/projects-clients/ethiopiaadapt/

Watkiss et al (2014).  Ethiopia’s Climate Resilience Strategy.  Technical Report supporting the CR Strategy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

 

ZANZIBAR

 

Zanzibar Climate Change Strategy

Paul provided technical support to the development of the Zanzibar Climate Change Strategy. 

Summary of the Zanzibar Climate Change Strategy

Open document here

This work built on a study of the economics of climate change in Zanzibar, see:

www.economics-of-cc-in-zanzibar.org/projectoverview.html 

 

TANZANIA

 

The Economics of Climate Change in the United Republic of Tanzania
Watkiss, P. et al (2011).  The Economics of Climate Change in the United Republic of Tanzania.  Report to Development Partners Group and the UK Department for International Development. Published January 2011. Available at: http://economics-of-cc-in-tanzania.org/
KENYA The Economics of Climate Change in Kenya
 

Watkiss et al (2009).  The Economics of Climate Change in Kenya.  Final Report to DFID and DANIDA.  Stockholm Environment Institute, Oxford.   Available at kenya.cceconomics.org/kedo/FINAL-kenya-report-April.pdf

RWANDA 

The Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda

Watkiss et al (2009).  The Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda.  Final Report to DFID and DANIDA.  Stockholm Environment Institute, Oxford.   Available at 

www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=1579

ADAPTCost

AdaptCost: ADAPTCost Project: Analysis of the Economic Costs of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The AdaptCost project investigated and built the evidence based on the costs of adaptation in Africa . The project undertook a detailed review of the estimated economic costs of adaptation in Africa , investigating several lines of evidence, and commissioning new model runs or sector analysis. The project summary (Watkiss et al, 2010) can be downloaded at - hqweb.unep.org/pdf/SEI.pdf

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

The Economics of Climate Resilient Development

PWA has been undertaking a review and evaluation of climate resilient development for IDRC.

Download the working papers:

Review

http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Working-Paper-205-Watkiss.pdf

Lessons around key challenges

http://www.cccep.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Working-Paper-235-Watkiss-and-Cimato.pdf