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WorldFish Provides Economic Analysis of Adaptation in South-East Asia

WorldFishJuly 2013: WorldFish has released a publication that documents the cross-country economic impacts of three climate hazards, namely typhoons, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion, as well as the costs of adaptation options and autonomous household responses in three Asian countries.

The report, titled 'Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Selected Coastal Areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam,' uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to document the confluence of risks affecting households. The study finds ecosystem-based approaches for reducing vulnerability to be more effective than hard infrastructure investments. It also stresses that planned adaptation efforts and external assistance reduce the amount of autonomous adaptation undertaken by private actors.

WorldFish is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Publication: Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Selected Coastal Areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam]