Journal Special Issue
Economics of climate change impacts on developing countries
Selected studies on Sub-Sahara Africa and South-East Asia
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.