Will Climate Change Cause Enormous Social Costs for Poor Asian Cities?
Asian Development Review 34:2
20 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 23, 2017
Climate change could significantly reduce the quality of life for poor people in Asia. Extreme heat and drought, and the increased incidence of natural disasters will pose new challenges for the urban poor and rural farmers. If farming profits decline, urbanization rates will accelerate and the social costs of rapid urbanization could increase due to rising infectious disease rates, pollution, and congestion. This paper studies strategies for reducing the increased social costs imposed on cities by climate change.
Keywords: adaptation, Asia, cities, climate change, natural disasters
JEL Classification: Q54, R11
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