The economic impact of climate change and adaptation in the Outermost Regions final report
European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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This report presents the findings of a study on the economic impacts of climate change and adaptation measures in the Outermost Regions (OR) of the European Union (EU). The overall approach is to firstly understand the information which can be used to develop and understanding of climate risk and adaptation across the OR including information relating to climate impacts and economic data. Next, the EU funds which have (or could be) used on adaptation relevant resilience projects in the OR are examined. This information in combination allows a climate change risk assessment to be completed and policy recommendations to be made, building upon lessons learnt and targeting areas of key vulnerability. The report is structured as follows: § Section 1 presents an introduction to the project and its scope, setting the overall context for the study and its objectives; § Sections 2 and 3 focus upon the information available to inform this study. Section 2 summarises the outcomes of a literature review and consultation with representatives of the OR. It presents an overview of the climate impacts considered likely for each OR based on projections of climate change and places this within the context of regional and national climate strategies. The approach to taking this information on climate impacts into a climate risk assessment is presented, based on a climate change risk assessment framework developed specifically for this study. Section 3 focuses upon the availability of data suitable for assessing the economic impact climate change may have on the OR; § Section 4 provides an overview of some of the key EU funds which could be applied to finance adaptation initiatives in the OR and how those funds have been used in the OR to date; § Section 5 combines the assessment of climate impacts, risk and challenges with the economic features of each OR to identify some of the potential socio-economic impacts of climate change in each OR; - Section 6 presents a summary of each of the OR setting out the main points identified through the assessment of climate change risks, socio-economic implications and the application of EU funds; and - Section 7 presents recommendations for each OR on potential interventions in the main risk areas identified in the study. The document is accompanied by technical appendices, which present the data supporting the analysis including the main elements of the climate risk assessment framework. As the full framework is spreadsheet based it is not replicated here although the methods used and the key outcomes are presented in this report.
Citation“2014. The economic impact of climate change and adaptation in the Outermost Regions final report. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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