The project Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change; Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA), has release a new policy brief “Climate change and the economic future of deltas in Africa and Asia”. The objective of it is to explore the economics implications of climate change for the three deltas of the DECCMA project and to summarise the finds for the Business as Usual scenario, without climate change, with climate change, and with climate change and adaptation.
Led by Iñaki Arto, BC3 research professor, summarises some of the key findings on the current and future economic status of deltas, taking into account climate change, and distills information from papers published in the peer-reviewed literature.
Highlights how climate change has the potential to reduce GDP per capita by 8.5-14.5% in the deltas, through impacts on infrastructure, agriculture and fisheries. Traditional adaptation options, such as embankments and protection and restoration of mangroves, could only reduce these effects by up to 40-50%, thus minimising but not ruling out negative impacts.
Visit the website of DECCMA project for more information about the policy brief