The Poverty and Welfare Impacts of Climate Change: Quantifying the Effects, Identifying the Adaptation Strategies

Reports
Sectors:
Agriculture, Social Protection, Climate Change
Organization:
World Bank Group (WBG)
Author:
Emmanuel Skoufias, Editor
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
January, 2012
Content Formats:
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This report provides a detailed exploration, including data and statistical methodology, of the impact of climate change on poverty reduction and health. The editor, a World Bank Group economist, argues that climate change will likely reduce agricutlural productivity as well as overall health and assets, particularly in tropical areas. Along with contributing authors, he draws on case studies in Indonesia and in Mexico that look at shocks, welfare, and stunting, suggesting that chronic malnutrition may be associated with rainfall-related illnesses one year later and from poor harvests two years later. 

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