Socio-economic and policy aspects of changes in incidence and intensity of extreme weather events. Preliminary results.

Dorland, C, Maunder, W J, Olsthoorn, A A, Tol, R S J, van der Werff, P E and Vellinga, P (1995) Socio-economic and policy aspects of changes in incidence and intensity of extreme weather events. Preliminary results. In: Zwerver, S, van Rompaey, R S A R, Kok, M T J and Berk, M M (eds.) Climate Change Research, Evaluation and Policy Implications. Studies in Environmental Science, 65 (PART B). Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1377-1380. ISBN 0-444-82143-0

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Abstract

Climate change results in an alteration of spatial and temporal patterns of climate hazards. The trend in weather related disaster seems upward. Various socio-economic sectors are affected by these changes, e.g. the disaster reduction institutions and the insurance industry. We report about an ongoing project addressing the vulnerabilities of sectors affected and policy options in various sectors, notably "Storms over NW-Europe", "the insurance sector" (both as a sector impacted by change and as a mechanism to cope with risk) and "cyclones in the South Pacific".

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 11:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38411
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