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
Date Written: May 16, 2012
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
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