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The Economics of Climate Change "The Stern Review": Jan 2007. A 575 page report with 27 Chapters and 7 technical annexes written by UK Economist, Nicholas Stern, describing 6 major issues: Climate change: our approach; Impacts of climate change on growth and development; The economics of stabilization; Policy responses for mitigation; Policy responses for adaptation; and International collective action. 

Impacts and responses to sea-level rise: a global analysis of the SRES scenarios over the twenty-first century: February 2006. A peer reviewed paper by R.J. Nicholls and R.S. Tol. ( Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (2006) 364, 1073-1095, doi:10.1098/rsta.2006.1754)

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability:  This 976 document is part of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide the decision-makers with an objective source of information about climate change. Topics covered include assessment of observed changes and responses in natural and managed systems, human health and adaptation practices.

Adaptation Finance under a Copenhagen Agreed Outcome: Oct 2009.  The Stockholm Environment Institute wrote this document with the goal to “provide a comprehensive account and analysis of the issues and principles at the root of [adaptation funding] impasse.

The Economics of Climate Change: A Primer: April 2003. The 78 page document was prepared by the Congressional Budget Office and presents an overview of economic issues related to climate change.  It provides a conceptual framework for addressing climate change as an economic problem, examines public policy options, and discusses the potential complications and benefits of international coordination. 

Pew Center on Global Climate Change - Economics: This site describes economic impacts of climate change and provides links to numerous white papers and reports.

Full Speed Ahead: Creating Green Jobs Through Freight Rail Expansion: 2010. The 13 page report was produced by the Blue Green Alliance, a coalition of labor and environmental organizations.  The report highlights the important benefits of freight rail in several areas, including job creation, climate change/greenhouse gas reduction, decreased foreign oil dependence, Infrastructure investment and Global competitiveness.

EPA Climate Economics: This website will provide you with an overview of the economic analyses EPA has conducted and the modeling tools and methods used. In addition, you will find information on long term scenarios of climate related economic impacts and non-CO2 greenhouse gases.

Economic Forecast under Cap and Trade: April 2009. Robert Pollin and Ben Zipperer of the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst have developed a two page summary of a  larger document on the economy under cap and trade legislation.

From Risk to Opportunity 2008 - Insurer Responses to Climate Change. 2009. This 100 page Ceres report explores the insurance industry's significant progress in developing wide-ranging products and services to help global consumers and businesses reduce their exposure to climate change - and to reduce the emissions causing global warming. In recognition of the serious threats climate change poses to the industry and society at large, the report also identifies areas where the industry could demonstrate greater leadership in product innovation, investment, risk modeling and public policy.

Insurance and Reinsurance in a Changing Climate. July 2009. Lead author, Virginia Haufler from the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discusses insurance, response to climate change risks and recognizing climate risks. 

Water Scarcity & Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors: February 2009.  A 60 CERES Report page report written by Morrison, J., M. Morikawa, M. Murphy, and P. Schulte of the Pacific Institute detailing the growing business risks stemming from water scarcity and quality in 8 key sectors - food, beverage, electric power, high-tech/IT, mining/metals, forest products, and pharmaceuticals.

American Water Works Association Florida 2030: September 2008. This vision for sustainable Water infrastructure includes an executive summary on a Vision for Sustainable Water Supply, Issue Papers on FL2030 Reclaimed Water, Climate Change, Desalination, Governance Funding ,  Surface Water,  Utilities WMD FDEP Partnership, Water Conservation, Water Resource Management, and Transfer Allocation.

Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Fishery-based Livelihoods: November 10, 2009.  This study by Badjeck et al. published in Marine Policy extends the analysis of climate change beyond direct effects on fish stocks to catalogue the damage to their physical, financial, human and social capital as well.

New Study To Identify National Economies That Are Likely To Suffer Most As Climate Chnage Imperils Fisheries, March 2010. This 115 page study by a team of scientists identifies withclimate change threatening to ruin ocean reefs, push salt water into freshwater habitats and produce more coastal storms, millions of struggling people in fishery-dependent nations of Africa, Asia and South America could face unprecedented hardship, according to a new study published today in the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Fish and Fisheries.

Fisheries and Aquaculture in a Changing Climate: December 2009. This 6 page brief summarizes how climate change impacts such as more frequent and severe floods and droughts will affect the food and water security of many people. This policy brief, a joint partnership between several agencies, highlights this issue to ensure that decision makers and climate change negotiators consider aquatic ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture.

Climate Change: Research to Meet the Challenges Facing Fisheries and Aquaculture: November 2009. This 8 page report written by the The WorldFish Center summarizes how climate change poses new challenges to the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture systems, with serious implications for the 520 million people who depend on them for their livelihoods and the nearly 3 billion people for whom fish is an important source of animal protein.  

The Caribbean and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction (PDF): May 2008. A 37 page report written by R. Bueno and C. Herzfeld, describing projected costs of inaction to Caribbean and impacts to the regional economy.

Southern Regional Economic Assessment of Climate Policy Options and Review of Economic Studies of Climate Policy: October, 2009. This 73 page report prepared by the Center for Climate Strategies for the Southern Governors’ Association conducts two tasks. 1. An economic assessment of SGA regional climate mitigation policy options, and 2. A compilation and comparative review of numerous independent studies. 

Florida and Climate Change -The Cost of Inaction (PDF): November 2007. E.A. Stanton and F. Ackerman authored this 104 page report which was a collaboration between Tufts University Global Development and Environment Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute-US Center. It provides an overview of impacts to the economy of industry and infrastructure, hurricane impacts, and ecosystem impacts.

Florida's Coastal and Ocean Future - A Blueprint for Economic and Environmental Leadership (PDF): April 2006. A 27 page issue paper by J. Hauserman for the  National Resources Defense Council which outlines concerns and makes recommendations regarding Florida's coastal resources, including ecosystem, water quality, pollution sources, drilling, fisheries, sea turtles and manatees, and global warming.

Climate change in coastal areas in Florida: Sea level rise estimation and economic analysis to year 2080: February 2007. An 87 page report written by J. Harrington and T.L. Walton at the Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, Florida State University which provides an estimation of sea level rise from tidal gage data, examination of storm event and corresponding cost damages,  and associated changes in property values in a six coastal county case site area of Florida including Miami-Dade.

Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Florida: Estimates from Two Studies: December 2008.  A 12 page publication of the Food and Resource Economics Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Summarizing the economic projections from the results of Harrington and Walton (2007) and Stanton and Ackerman (2007).

The Economic Impact of the Florida Energy and Climate Change Action Plan on the State’s Economy: May 2009. This 30 page document written by Adam Rose and Dan Wei of the Center for Climate Strategies describes how recommended greenhouse gas mitigation and sequestration policies may have positive impacts on the State’s economy. 

An Unfavorable Tide (PDF): Global Warming, Coastal Habitats and Sportfishing in Florida:  June 2006. A 56 page report written by Glick, P. and J. Clough out of the by the National Wildlife Foundation and the Florida Wildlife Foundation describing impacts on coastal habitats and sport fishery in Florida.

Wildlife 2060: What's at stake in Florida?: August 2008. This 27 page report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission describes some economic issues related to coastal industries.

Florida’s Wildlife: On the front line of climate change; Climate Change Summit Report: October 2008.  This 44 page report summarizes information from presentations and discussions in the workshops conducted during the summit in Orlando in October 2008. It also identifies concerns about potential impacts of climate change for Florida's fish and wildlife resources.

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