What is Economics of Climate Adaptation?

There is a growing consensus that climate change impacts should be considered in the development of adaptation strategies by decision makers at all levels. This requires identifying cost-efficient adaptation measures, resulting from a structured risk management approach. The approach taken under the “Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA)” framework provides decision makers with information about potential climate-related damage to their environment, economies and societies. The results allow a flexible identification of cost-effective climate adaptation measures for a variety of projects and sectors.

CLIMADA is a tool which implements the quantitative modelling and simulation part of the ECA Methodology. CLIMADA stands for climate adaptation and is a probabilistic natural catastrophe damage model, and it calculates averted damage due to adaptation measures of any kind, e.g. from grey to green infrastructure.

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ECA Projects

Around the world, various ECA projects are being, and have been, implemented, at varying scales, concerning a wide array of assets, hazards, institutional and data environments. Explore the diversity of the ECA methodology here.

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Find more information about ECA and discover available reports, guidebooks, factsheets and other documents.

ECA Honduras - Executive Summary
ECA Ethiopia - Executive Summary
ECA Vietnam - Executive Summary
Understanding Climate Risks - What does it mean for San Salvador?
ECA Infographic
Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) - Guidebook for Practitioners
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