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Title Economics of Climate Change in the Arab World : Case Studies from Syria, Tunisia and Yemen / Dorte Verner and Clemens Breisinger, editors
Published Washington D.C. : The World Bank, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 135 pages) : illustrations
Series Online access: World Bank World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
Contents Acknowledgments -- About the Authors -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Chapter 1. Introduction / Dorte Verner -- Climate Change is Happening Now -- Challenges to Addressing the Economic Impacts of Climate Change -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2. Modeling Suite / Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, Gerald Nelson, Manfred Wiebelt, and Tingju Zhu -- Biophysical Impact Assessment -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Local Impact -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3. Economic Impacts of Climate Change / Perrihan Al-Riffai, Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, Jose Funes, Gerald Nelson, Richard Robertson, Rainer Thiele, Dorte Verner, Manfred Wiebelt, and Tingju Zhu -- Global Climate Change Impacts -- Syria -- Tunisia -- The Republic of Yemen -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4. Economic Impacts of Droughts in the Syrian Arab Republic and Floods in the Republic of Yemen / Perrihan Al-Riffai, Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, Rainer Theile, Dorte Verner, Manfred Wiebelt, and Tingju Zhu -- Droughts in Syria -- Floods in the Republic of Yemen -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5. Conclusions and Proposed Actions for Adaptation / Dorte Verner and Clemens Breisinger -- Advancing a Global Action Plan -- Including Climate Change in National Strategies, Policies, and Investment Plans -- Agricultural and Rural Development Policies -- Social Protection Policies -- Disaster Risk Management Strategies -- Notes -- References -- Appendix A. Inputs Used for DSSAT Model -- Agronomic Inputs -- References -- Appendix B. Methodology of Aggregation from Pixel Data to Agroecological Zones (the Syrian Arab Republic) -- Reference -- Appendix C. Mapping Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) and International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) Crops to the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) Sectors -- Projected Crop Yields -- Durum and Soft Wheat -- Barley -- Other Cereals -- Vegetables and Fruits -- Other Crops -- Reference -- Appendix D. Supplementary Model Tables -- Appendix E. The Republic of Yemen Nutrition Model Tables -- Appendix F. Precipitation and Temperature by AEZ (the Republic of Yemen)
Summary This book takes both a global as well as a local perspective in assessing the impacts of climate change on the economy, agricultural sector, and households in three of the MENA countries; Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. The major channels of impact for global climate change are through changing world food (and energy) prices, especially since all the countries under analysis are or have become net importers of oil and petroleum products and many food commodities in recent years. The impacts of local climate change decrease crop yields in the longer run and through them, productivity in the agricultural sector and all the implications this may have on both, the livelihoods of those dependent on the sector as well as the rest of the economy. The analysis also covered what happens when both global and local climate changes work simultaneously for each country. Findings show that in all three countries the effects of climate change are negative for people and the economy--GDP falls and livelihoods suffer. Furthermore, the prevalence of extreme variations in climate--such as the droughts affecting Syria and the floods impacting Yemen--draws attention to the potentially significant drawbacks that are likely to not only affect any strides towards economic growth and development, but may also reverse such strides if appropriate policies are not in place to weather this storm. The analyses in this book apply CGE models. Publisher description
Analysis Climate change
Community development
Reducing vulnerability
Rural development
Building resilience
Poverty reduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Syria
Climatic changes -- Tunisia
Climatic changes -- Yemen (Republic)
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Syria
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Tunisia
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Yemen (Republic)
Crops and climate -- Economic aspects -- Syria
Crops and climate -- Economic aspects -- Tunisia
Crops and climate -- Economic aspects -- Yemen (Republic)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
Climatic changes
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects
Crops and climate -- Economic aspects
Yemen (Republic)
Form Electronic book
Author Verner, Dorte.
Breisinger, Clemens.
LC no. 2012048837
ISBN 0821398482