Climate, development and malaria: An application of FUND

Tol, Richard S J (2008) Climate, development and malaria: An application of FUND. Climatic Change, 88 (1). pp. 21-34. ISSN 0165-0009

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Abstract

Climate change may well increase malaria morbidity and mortality. This would slow economic growth through increased spending on health care, reduced production, and less effective education. Slower economic growth would increase the incidence of malaria morbidity and mortality. The integrated assessment model FUND is used to estimate the strength of this negative feedback. Although climate-change-induced health problems may well substantially affect the projected growth path of developing regions, it is unlikely that climate change would reverse economic growth due to the impacts considered here. Even in sub-Saharan Africa, an area thought to be very sensitive to climate change and associated health effect, the impact, while detectable, is small and unlikely to reverse economic growth.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0791 Medical geography. Medical climatology and meteorology
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 08:36
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 08:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38298
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