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Leichenko et al. 2011

Leichenko, R., Y. Klein, M. Panero, D.C. Major, and P. Vancura, 2011: Equity and economics. In Responding to Climate Change in New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation: Technical Report. C. Rosenzweig, W. Solecki, A. DeGaetano, M. O'Grady, S. Hassol, and P. Grabhorn, Eds. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, pp. 61-78.

The ClimAID assessment evaluates a number of critical issues that transcend all of the sectors. These integrating themes include vulnerability, adaptation, equity, and economics. Each merits special attention because they are vital to the development of meaningful and effective policy and regulatory responses to climate change. This chapter focuses on two of these themes, namely equity and economics, and describes how they are used within the assessment. The chapter also presents some of the key overarching findings of these two themes.

The equity theme, which emphasizes both equity and environmental justice, focuses on distributional and procedural inequalities that may be associated with climate change vulnerability and adaptation. Within New York State, vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change and the capacity to adapt to these changes are highly uneven across urban and rural regions, sectors, and demographic groups.

The economics theme, which concentrates on cost- benefit analysis of selected climate change impacts and adaptation options, presents critical information about the potential financial expenditures associated with different adaptation strategies. The economics theme explores the costs and benefits of adaptation strategies via case studies from each sector.

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@inbook{le03500i,
  author={Leichenko, R. and Klein, Y. and Panero, M. and Major, D. C. and Vancura, P.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Solecki, W. and DeGaetano, A. and O'Grady, M. and Hassol, S. and Grabhorn, P.},
  title={Equity and economics},
  booktitle={Responding to Climate Change in New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation: Technical Report},
  year={2011},
  pages={61--78},
  publisher={New York State Energy Research and Development Authority},
  address={Albany, N.Y.},
}

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RIS Citation

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PB  - New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
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