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Coastal wetlands highly vulnerable to sea-level rise
Sea-level rise by a meter from climate change could destroy more than 60 percent of the developing world's coastal wetlands currently found at one meter or less elevation.
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River salinity and climate change : evidence from coastal Bangladesh
In a changing climate, saltwater intrusion is expected to worsen in low-lying coastal areas around the world. Understanding the physical and economic effects of salinity ingress, and planning adaptation, are key to the long-term development of countries for which sea level rise has been identified as a major risk from climate change.
Working Paper 6817, March 2014
Implementation of REDD+ Mechanisms in Tanzania
This paper explains the major issues and lessons derived from the national forest management program and REDD+ initiatives in Tanzania. It finds that addressing the most important drivers of forest degradation and deforestation, in particular the country energy needs and landownership, is essential for success in reducing emissions regardless of the type of program implemented
Working Paper 6815, March 2014
Dynamic climate policy with both strategic and non-strategic agents : taxes versus quantities
This paper studies a dynamic game where each of two large blocs, of fossil fuel importers and exporters respectively, sets either taxes or quotas to exercise power in fossil-fuel markets. The main novel feature is the inclusion of a "fringe" of non- strategic (emerging and developing) countries which both consume and produce fossil fuels.
Working Paper 6679, October 2013