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Climate Change

 

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DEC research on climate change focuses on impacts and adaptation; mitigation; and international responses.

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 Featured Research 

BLOGs

International Transfers of Mitigation to Achieve the Goals of the Paris Agreement by  Michael Toman and Suzi Kerr.
Let’s Talk Development blog, 16 February 2017

What is the Bank's principal mission on climate finance and mitigation? by Jon Strand
Let's Talk Development blog, March 2013

 

FEATURE STORIES

Climate Change Poses Urgent Threat to Poor of Coastal Bangladesh
June 2016: New projections of the impact of climate change on the poor in coastal Bangladesh through 2050 from cyclones, river salinity, and soil salinity
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Controlling Global Climate Change
September 2014: The task of mitigating global climate change is a "wicked problem." It presents great scientific and economic complexity, very deep uncertainties, profound ethical issues, and even lack of agreement on what the problem is.

Coastal Wetlands Highly Vulnerable to Sea-level Rise
March 2013: A one-meter sea-level rise could destroy more than 60 percent of the developing world's coastal wetlands.   

 Research focus

 Themes

Impacts and adaptation
Impacts of climate change on water, land, coastal areas; options for reducing adverse consequences of these impacts for economic development and human well-being.

  

Mitigation
Drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in energy and other sectors; the design of policies and measures for mitigating emissions.

 

  
Completed Projects

 

  

Related links
World Bank web sites and reports related to operational work on climate change.

 

 Contacts Core Team
  

Mike Toman
mtoman@worldbank.org


 

Susmita Dasgupta
Uwe Deichmann 
Govinda Timilsina  

Archived - previous research on climate change. 
 

 Working Papers  on Climate Change
The following policy research working papers are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. You can search all working papers by name, title, or working paper number ("wpsxxxx")

WPS6815

Implementation of REDD+ mechanisms in Tanzania

Salas, Paula Cordero

2014/03

WPS6817

River salinity and climate change : evidence from coastal Bangladesh

Dasgupta, Susmita; Kamal, Farhana Akhter; Khan, Zahirul Huque; Choudhury, Sharifuzzaman; Nishat, Ainun

2014/03

WPS6679

Dynamic climate policy with both strategic and non-strategic agents : taxes versus quantities

Karp, Larry ; Siddiqui, Sauleh; Strand, Jon

2013/10

WPS6516

Climate change in the Himalayas : current state of knowledge

Gautam, Mahesh R.; Timilsina, Govinda R.; Acharya, Kumud

2013/06

WPS6521

Cooperation and reciprocity in carbon sequestration contracts

Cordero Salas, Paula

2013/06

WPS6492

Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in China's energy intensive industries

Rock, Michael T.; Toman, Michael; Cui, Yuanshang; Jiang, Kejun; Song, Yun; Wang, Yanjia

2013/06

WPS6440

A "greenprint" for international cooperation on climate change

Mattoo, Aaditya; Subramanian, Arvind

2013/05

WPS6281

Emissions trading with offset markets and free quota allocations

Rosendahl, Knut Einar; Strand, Jon

2012/11

WPS6277

Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands : impacts and costs

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit

2012/11

WPS6233

Ecosystem services and green growth

Vincent, Jeffrey R.

2012/10




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