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Title:Adaptation advantage to climate change impacts on road infrastructure in Africa through 2100 PDF Logo
Authors:Chinowsky, Paul
Schweikert, Amy
Strzepek, Niko
Manahan, Kyle
Strzepek, Kenneth
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,25
Abstract:The African continent is facing the potential of a US$183.6 billion liability to repair and maintain roads damaged from temperature and precipitation changes related to climate change through 2100. As detailed, the central part of the continent faces the greatest impact from climate change with countries facing an average cost of US$22 million annually, if they adopt a proactive adaptation policy and a US$54 million annual average, if a reactive approach is adopted. Additionally, countries face an average loss of opportunity to expand road networks from a low of 22 per cent to a high of 235 per cent in the central region.
Subjects:infrastructure
climate change
roads
cost estimates
JEL:H54
L91
R42
R48
ISBN:978-92-9230-388-4
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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