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The economics of climate change in the Caribbean

2011-09

LC/CAR/L.299

I. Introduction.-- II. Climate change scenarios: Implications for the Caribbean.-- III. The economic impact of climate change on the agricultural sector.-- IV. The economic impact of climate change on the coastal and marine environment.-- V. The economic impact of climate change on human health.-- VI. The economic impact of climate change on tourism.-- VII. the economic impact of climate change on the transportation sector.-- VIII. The economic impact of climate change on freshwater resources.-- IX. The economic impact of climate change on the energy sector.-- X. Conclusions and policy recomendations.

The present volume captures the results of the studies conducted during Phase 2 of the RECCC project to date. Chapter 1 provides the contextual framework within which the assessments were conducted and Chapter 2 focuses on the emissions scenarios as set out by the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The results of the economic assessments of the impacts of climate change on the agricultural, coastal and marine, energy and transportation, health, freshwater resources and tourism sectors in the Caribbean subregion are presented in Chapters 3 to 9, respectively. The report concludes with an examination of adaptation strategies and key policy recommendations for policymakers, in Chapter 10.

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