Global crop yield response to extreme heat stress under multiple climate change futures: In Environment Research Letters, 9
This working paper summarises work on the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation for the water sector in Africa. It reviews adaptation cost estimates for the continent and the main economic appraisal methods used, then summarises results. It focuses on adaptation to climate impacts on the water sector, such as damage to water infrastructure, rather than impacts from water on other sectors, such as agricultural drought. The paper identifies two key priorities for future appraisals: 1) greater focus on the costs and benefits of ‘soft’, non-infrastructure adaptation interventions 2) use of appraisal techniques that are better-suited to dealing with the uncertainties and time horizons associated with climate change in ways that are useful for decision makers.
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