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Detailed Economic Analysis of Individual Policy Instruments and Measures for Climate Change Adaptation Final Report

In the course of climate change, extreme weather events like storms, heavy rains and heat waves are increasing in frequency and intensity – with severe consequences for ecosystems, economy and society. Against this backround, the search for appropriate strategies for adaptation to climate change is gaining increasing relevance. In a project funded by the German Environment Agency (UBA) the research team of the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) has investigated selected broad ranging as well as specific measures and instruments: What are their economic, ecological and social effects and which interactions prevail between the measures, instruments and other policy areas? The selection took account of the criteria urgency, separability, identifiability and quantifiability. The authors present relevant economically and socio-ecologically justified arguments for systematic investments into a more climate resilient society with respect to three core groups of adaption measures: constructional, nature based and informatory measures. The report was published by the German Environment Agency (UBA) in their series Climate Change (43/2020) in German language including an English abstract.

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