Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters : Concepts and Cases

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Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. Economic, social and environmental impacts further increase vulnerability to disasters and tend to set back development, destroy livelihoods, and increase disparity nationally and worldwide. This book addresses the differential vulnerability of people and places, introducing concepts and methods for analysis and illustrating the impact on local, regional, national, and global scales.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mario Molina Molina, Mario

Pt. I Background

1 Introduction: distributional effects of climate change - social and economic implications Matthias Ruth Ruth, Matthias Maria E. Ibarraran Ibarraran, Maria E. 3

2 Vulnerability, sensitivity and coping/adapting capacity worldwide Elizabeth Malone Malone, Elizabeth Antoinette Brenkert Brenkert, Antoinette 8

3 Climate change and natural disasters: economic and distributional impacts Maria E. Ibarraran Ibarraran, Maria E. Matthias Ruth Ruth, Matthias 46

Pt. II Differential Impacts

4 Health impacts of heat: present realities and potential impacts of a climate change Laurence Kalkstein Kalkstein, Laurence Christina Koppe Koppe, Christina Simone Orlandini Orlandini, Simone Scott Sheridan Sheridan, Scott Karen Smoyer-Tomic Smoyer-Tomic, Karen 69

5 Gender and climate change vulnerability: what's the problem, what's the solution? Anthony G. Patt Patt, Anthony G. Angie Daze Daze, Angie Pablo Suarez Suarez, Pablo 82

6 Income distribution effects of policies to mitigate greenhouse gases: the case of Mexico Roy Boyd Boyd, Roy Maria E. Ibarraran Ibarraran, Maria E. 103

7 Climate change and cities: differential impacts and adaptation options in industrialized countries Matthias Ruth Ruth, Matthias Paul H. Kirshen Kirshen, Paul H. Dana Coelho Coelho, Dana 124

8 Climate information, equity and vulnerability reduction Pablo Suarez Suarez, Pablo Jesse C. Ribot Ribot, Jesse C. Anthony G. Patt Patt, Anthony G. 151

9 The security challenges of climate change: who is at risk and why? Timothy Gulden Gulden, Timothy 166

10 Distributional effects and change of risk management regimes: explaining differenttypes of adaptation in Germany and Indonesia Hellmuth Lange Lange, Hellmuth Heiko Garrelts Garrelts, Heiko Winfried Osthorst Osthorst, Winfried Farid Selmi Selmi, Farid 183

11 Conclusions Maria E. Ibarraran Ibarraran, Maria E. Matthias Ruth Ruth, Matthias 208

Index 213

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