Strengthening Environmental Economics Capacity in Research on Climate Change Adaptation

Storms, floods, droughts and other extreme events resulting from climate change are likely to have a negative impact on water availability and quality. Researchers need to be able to estimate the costs of such impacts so that they can assess the benefits of investing in efforts to prevent or mitigate them.

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of climate change researchers to assess the impact of climate change on water provision services in Latin America using environmental economics methods.

Researchers will conduct a literature review and organize a stakeholder workshop to identify priority themes, geographical hotspots and methodological gaps. They will develop environmental economics methods to address specific climate change challenges caused by extreme weather stressors. They will launch a competitive call for junior environmental economists to conduct specific research on priority areas by applying the guidelines and tools developed in the previous stage. It will also serve to validate findings of the second phase. And, they will advise policymakers and stakeholders on ways of minimizing the adverse effects of climate change so as to guarantee effective water service provision.

Project ID

106316

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, February 21, 2011

End Date

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Duration

48 months

IDRC Officer

Ubal Giordano, Walter

Countries

North and Central America, South America

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

Robalino, Juan

Institution

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

Institution Country

Costa Rica

Institution Website

http://www.catie.ac.cr