Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from Current Research and Needs from Future Research

Climate Change Economics 3, No. 2 (2012)

Posted: 1 Apr 2013

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Arun S. Malik

George Washington University - Department of Economics

Stephen C. Smith

George Washington University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 16, 2012

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.

Keywords: adaptation, climate change, developing countries, autonomous adaptation, planned adaptation

JEL Classification: Q54, O13

Suggested Citation

Malik, Arun S. and Smith, Stephen C., Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from Current Research and Needs from Future Research (May 16, 2012). Climate Change Economics 3, No. 2 (2012), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2242042

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