The prize of inaction in Mozambique (Chunning Arndt, Kenneth Strzepek, Finn Tarp, James Thurlow, Charles Fant, Len Wright)

Although Mozambique overcame years of conflict and has been at peace since 1992, it continues to face high levels of poverty, disparities in education levels and low life expectancy. These obstacles are exacerbated by concerns over climate change and the effect it will have on future economic development. In a country where a large percentage of the population earns a living from rainfed agriculture, climate change is of paramount concern. In order to address this issue, UNU-WIDER researchers have assessed the costs imposed by climate change on the economy of Mozambique and calculated the outcomes of various practical adaptations that could be implemented to keep costs to a minimum.

This Research Brief is based on the WIDER Working Paper 2010/101 ‘Adapting to Climate Change: An Integrated Biophysical and Economic Assessment for Mozambique’ by Channing Arndt, Kenneth Strzepek, Finn Tarp, James Thurlow, Charles Fant and Len Wright. 

Copyright: WIDER, UN University, Helsinki

Recom Papers, WIDER, UN-University, Helsinki 2013

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http://www1.wider.unu.edu/recomenvironment/sites/default/files/Research%20brief%20-%20The%20price%20of%20inaction%20-%20climate%20change%20in%20Mozambique_0.pdf

http://www1.wider.unu.edu/recomenvironment/article/price-inaction-climate-change-mozambique

http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2010/en_GB/wp2010-101/

Created Date: 19-10-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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