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Adaptation To Climate Change In Low-Income Countries: Lessons From Current Research And Needs From Future Research

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  • ARUN S. MALIK

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    (Institute for International Economic Policy, Department of Economics, George Washington University, USA)

  • STEPHEN C. SMITH

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    (Institute for International Economic Policy, Department of Economics, George Washington University, USA)

Abstract

We put in perspective the papers in this special issue by characterizing different forms of adaptation to climate change and discussing the role of adaptation in a developing country context. We highlight adaptation decision-making under uncertainty, empirics of autonomous adaptation, and data and methodological challenges. We identify unresolved questions, emphasizing interactions between autonomous and planned adaptation, adaptation externalities, and the relationship between adaptation and conflict.

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Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Climate Change Economics.

Volume (Year): 03 (2012)
Issue (Month): 02 ()
Pages: 1250005-1-1250005-22

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Keywords: Adaptation; climate change; developing countries; autonomous adaptation; planned adaptation;

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