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The general objective of this study is to review the international literature and best practices to develop a methodological framework capable of quantifying the increase in investments necessary for a traditional standard of living in a world subject to climate change. This methodology is then applied to two case studies: Bolivia and Chile. In particular, the document addresses the economics of adaptation to climate change and offers a summary of the principal impacts of climate change on infrastructure according to the literature. The paper also describes methodological focuses chosen to quantify the impact of climate change on the infrastructure that has been selected for study. On this basis the paper analyzes highways in both in both Chile and Bolivia and irrigation dams in Chile. The paper finally discusses results and presents conclusions.
Climate change is imposing a large burden on the most vulnerable populations, particularly in the developing world. Establishing consistent causal relationships,however, is difficult because a multiplicity of climatic, economic and sociodemographic elements are combined to create the conditions for an outbreak of vector-borne disease. Based on a two-step procedure, this paper presents and tests a ... (View publication)
Using data for all 2,454 municipalities of Mexico for the period 1980-2010, this paper analyzes the relationship between exposure to extreme temperatures and precipitation and death, as well as the relationship between severe weather and agricultural income and crop production in the country. It is found that extreme heat increases mortality, while the health effect of extreme cold is generally tr ... (View publication)
This paper presents a recursive, dynamic CGBM to evaluate the impact of climate change on six six Latin American and Caribbean economies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica and Peru). The medium-sized model considers the relative prices mechanism and structural economic changes, as well as the impact of climate change on revenue levels and policies. Policies and conditional regulations ... (View publication)
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