Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs

 

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dc.contributor.author Turpie, J
dc.contributor.author Winkler, H
dc.contributor.author Spalding-Fecher, R
dc.contributor.author Midgley, G
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-03T13:19:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-03T13:19:51Z
dc.date.issued 2002-02
dc.identifier.citation Turpie, J., Winkler, H., Spalding-Fecher, R., & Midgley, G. (2002). Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: a preliminary analysis of unmitigated damage costs. Energy and Development Research Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16707
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to provide a preliminary desktop estimate of the economic impacts of climate change in South Africa, based on the findings of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the South African Country Study on Climate Change (1999). Damages are those predicted for 2050 and are valued in year 2000 rands, unless otherwise stated. Predicted impacts from this study include changes in terrestrial and marine ecosystems which will have profound impacts on agriculture, forestry, rangelands and fisheries, as well as on biodiversity. In addition, changes n hydrology may have immense consequences in terms of human health by increasing suitable habitat for waterborne diseases, as well as affecting water supply and the maintenance of ecosystem functioning. Prediction of the economic impacts of climate change is particularly difficult because of the global scale of the impacts and the long time horizon involved. Such studies have mostly been carried out in developed countries, and often only concentrate on market impacts such as agriculture. Impacts are typically divided into market and non-market impacts, with ecosystem and health damages relegated to the latter category, but this study recognises that all impacts have their basis in changes to natural systems, and that all types of impacts have both market and non-market components. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.subject Climate Change en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T07:27:54Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Turpie, J., Winkler, H., Spalding-Fecher, R., & Midgley, G. (2002). <i>Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16707 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Turpie, J, H Winkler, R Spalding-Fecher, and G Midgley <i>Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16707 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Turpie J, Winkler H, Spalding-Fecher R, Midgley G. Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs. 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16707 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Turpie, J AU - Winkler, H AU - Spalding-Fecher, R AU - Midgley, G AB - This study aimed to provide a preliminary desktop estimate of the economic impacts of climate change in South Africa, based on the findings of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Study for the South African Country Study on Climate Change (1999). Damages are those predicted for 2050 and are valued in year 2000 rands, unless otherwise stated. Predicted impacts from this study include changes in terrestrial and marine ecosystems which will have profound impacts on agriculture, forestry, rangelands and fisheries, as well as on biodiversity. In addition, changes n hydrology may have immense consequences in terms of human health by increasing suitable habitat for waterborne diseases, as well as affecting water supply and the maintenance of ecosystem functioning. Prediction of the economic impacts of climate change is particularly difficult because of the global scale of the impacts and the long time horizon involved. Such studies have mostly been carried out in developed countries, and often only concentrate on market impacts such as agriculture. Impacts are typically divided into market and non-market impacts, with ecosystem and health damages relegated to the latter category, but this study recognises that all impacts have their basis in changes to natural systems, and that all types of impacts have both market and non-market components. DA - 2002-02 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Climate Change KW - South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs TI - Economic impacts of climate change in South Africa: A preliminary assessment of unmitigated damage costs UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16707 ER - en_ZA


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