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Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda

This report concludes that existing climate variability has significant economic costs in Rwanda, i.e. has a current adaptation deficit, and that future climate change will lead to additional economic costs.

Thomas E. Downing, Paul Watkiss / Published on 20 August 2010

Downing, T., Watkiss, P., Dyszynski, J.; et al (2009). Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda.

This study has assessed the Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda. It covers:
1. The impacts and economics costs of climate change;
2. The costs of adaptation; and
3. The potential for low carbon growth.

The study has advanced a number of approaches to investigate these areas, using aggregated analysis (top-down), sector assessment (bottom-up) and case studies.

The project was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and commissioned under DEW Point. The study was led by SEI Oxford, with additional team members from: ICPAC; Metroeconomica; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; ILRI; IIED; Vi-LIFE Programme; GGISNUR; Rwanda NGOs Forum on water, sanitation and environment (RWASEF).

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