Understanding the costs and benefits of climate adaptation in the Pacific - case studies

Technical report with findings from cost benefit analysis in Solomon Islands (food security) and Vanuatu (infrastructure). This report also includes guidance for applying cost benefit analysis to climate risk management; and lessons learned.

The report was designed to provide information on climate resilient development in Pacific Island communities through economic analysis of impacts and adaptation options in priority development sectors, in response to a range of future climate change scenarios. Economic analysis of climate change adaptation options aims to provide information and insight to ensure adaptation measures are taking into account climate risk. The intended audience is country decision makers, regional organisations and other donors who use cost benefit analysis as a decision support tool.

This publication was developed by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme.

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Detailed Descriptions
Report, Case Study
091507 - Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering), 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 140201 - Agricultural Economics
Geographic and Temporal Extents
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Attributions and Constraints
© AECOM Australia Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
National Advisory Board Secretariat, Vanuatu Public Works Department, Climate Resilient Road Standards (CRRS) Program, and the Vanuatu Technical Working Group. Prepared by: Guillaume Prudent-Richard, Padma Lal, Marcus Sainsbury and Lindsay Sheperd Acknowledgements - Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands. Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)-USAID, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock, Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands, SPC-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP) Acknowledgements - Vanuatu
AECOM (2015): Pacific Adaptation Scenarios (Cost and Benefits). Case Studies. Report for the Australian Government Department of the Environment. AECOM, Canberra.
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