An assessment of the potential economic impacts of climate change to inform decision-making

Date of publication: 
2018

The Western Cape Government (WCG) Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) recently commissioned an assessment of the potential economic impacts of climate change to inform decision-making. The outcomes of this research are presented in three reports:
1.    A summary report of economic modelling showing the economic impacts on the Western Cape under various future climate change impact scenarios and various levels of climate change response from the WCG [https://www.westerncape.gov.za/eadp/files/atoms/files/Modelling%20Summary%20Report%20Dec%202017_0.pdf];
2.    A summary report of a Cost-Benefit Analysis of various planned WCG projects that incorporate climate change response [https://www.westerncape.gov.za/eadp/files/atoms/files/CBA%20Summary%20Report%20May%202018.pdf];
3.    A final consolidated report outlining the economic risks and opportunities of developing climate resilience in the Western Cape [https://www.westerncape.gov.za/eadp/files/atoms/files/Final%20Consolidated%20Report%20May%202018.pdf].
 

South Africa
Projects: 
Climate change