The World Bank has released the Synthesis Report of the study titled "The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change," which estimates the costs of adaptation between US$70-100 billion per year between now and 2050.

Tackling the problem of global climate change requires a high level of international cooperation. Many countries have pledged targets or actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Appendices to the Copenhagen Accord. This analysis examines the costs and effectiveness of these pledges, using the OECD

The World Bank released the Synthesis Report on the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study (EACC). It summarized findings from the global report which was launched in Bangkok, 2009


The relative cost of carbon emissions reductions across regions depends on whether the measure cost by marginal or total cost, private or economy-wide cost, and using market or purchasing power parity exchange rates.

This paper identifies key challenges and solutions for carrying out project-level economic analysis of adaptation to climate change, both stand-alone and integrated into broader development projects.

It has been argued recently that the combination of risk aversion and an uncertainty distribution of future temperature change with a heavy upper tail invalidates mainstream economic analyses of climate change policy. A simple model is used to explore the effect of imposing an upper bound on future temperature change.

Given the possibility of moderate or catastrophic climate change in developing countries and the failure of the climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 to achieve any consensus on greenhouse gas mitigation plans, adaptation as a policy option requires careful attention. This is a report on a recent workshop that examined India

This paper is intended to provide some guidance to the policy-oriented researchers

The social cost of carbon (SCC), defined as the estimated price of the damages caused by each additional ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere, is the volume dial on government regulations affecting greenhouse gases: The higher the SCC is set, the more stringent the regulatory standards.