Climate Change and Vulnerability to Poverty: An Empirical Investigation in Rural Indonesia

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Tomoki Fujii

Singapore Management University - School of Economics

Date Written: December 8, 2016

Abstract

Scientists estimate that anthropogenic climate change leads to increased surface temperature, sea-level rise, more frequent and significant extreme weather and climate events, among others. In this study, we investigate how climate change can potentially change the vulnerability to poverty using a panel data set in Indonesia. We focus on the effect of drought and flood, two of the commonly observed disasters there. Our simulation results indicate that vulnerability to poverty may increase substantially as a result of climate change in Indonesia.

Keywords: Climate Change, Poverty, Vulnerability, Indonesia

JEL Classification: I32, O10

Suggested Citation

Fujii, Tomoki, Climate Change and Vulnerability to Poverty: An Empirical Investigation in Rural Indonesia (December 8, 2016). ADBI Working Paper No. 622. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893411 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2893411

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