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Special Issue "Economics of climate change impacts on developing countries: Selected studies on Sub-Sahara Africa and South-East Asia"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2015).
UNU-WIDER, C/O Department of Economics, University of Ghana, P.O BOX LG 74, Legon, Ghana Legon-Accra, Ghana
Interests: Development economics, Modeling microeconomic behavior, empirical econometric analysis, optimal extraction of natural resources, and economics of climate change.
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B FI-00160 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: agricultural development, poverty alleviation and growth, market integration, gender and discrimination, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, technological change, trade policy, aid effectiveness, infrastructure investment, energy and biofuels, climate variability, and the economic implications of climate change
Under the very large majority of combinations of global mitigation efforts (emissions scenarios) and climate sensitivity to greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, a considerable amount of warming appears to be built into the global climate system. For developing countries, significant questions exist with respect to the nature, scale, and timing of appropriate policy responses. This Special Issue seeks to help fill in this information gap. The Issue’s articles cover three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia, and Cameroon) and an integrated assessment of Vietnam. The articles examine road infrastructure, hydropower generation, crop yields, adaptation among rangeland pastoralists, fish stocks, forestry and fuel interactions, and land rental decisions in smallholder female farmers. For Ghana and Vietnam, sectoral impacts are aggregated at the economy-wide level in order to consider macroeconomic implications and policy choices.
Dr. Wisdom Akpalu
Dr. Channing Arndt
- climate impacts
- sub-Sahara Africa
- policy choices