Adaptation to climate change

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dc.contributor.author Lazkano, Itziar
dc.contributor.author Marrouch, Walid
dc.contributor.author Nkuiya, Bruno
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-20T12:18:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-20T12:18:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-20
dc.identifier.issn 1355-770X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3867 en_US
dc.description.abstract Adaptation costs to climate change vary widely across countries, especially between developed and developing countries. Adaptation costs also influence a country's decision to abate and join international environmental agreements (IEAs). In this paper, the authors study how these cost differences affect participation incentives. Their model identifies two channels through which adaptation affects free-riding incentives: carbon leakage and cost asymmetry in adaptation. In contrast with the common view, the authors find that the presence of adaptation is not necessarily an impediment to cooperation on abatement. They also present conditions under which adaptation can strengthen or weaken free-riding incentives. The results serve as a cautionary tale to policy makers and suggest that policies directed at reducing carbon leakage and/or cost differences between developed and developing countries may also affect the success and failure of IEAs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Adaptation to climate change en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle how does heterogeneity in adaptation costs affect climate coalitions? en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200185 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Environment and Development Economics en_US
dc.article.pages 812-838 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X16000097 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Lazkano, I., Marrouch, W., & Nkuiya, B. (2016). Adaptation to climate change: how does heterogeneity in adaptation costs affect climate coalitions?. Environment and Development Economics, 21(6), 812-838. en_US
dc.author.email walid.marrouch@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/environment-and-development-economics/article/adaptation-to-climate-change-how-does-heterogeneity-in-adaptation-costs-affect-climate-coalitions/C260A458185EECF1E19B5764E851F944 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8488-6555 en_US

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