Indonesia: Costs of Climate Change 2050 – Policy Brief
The Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) Project undertook an assessment of the future economic costs of climate change in Indonesia to provide USAID/Indonesia and the Government of Indonesia with actionable information for climate change adaptation programming and climate resilient development. The assessment focuses on aspects of agriculture, health, and long-term sea level rise (SLR), estimating the costs that would be incurred in the year 2050 due to changes in climate or to loss of land from gradual SLR. While this study is not a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of climate change impacts, it does shed light on the costs that will be incurred if Indonesia does not invest in adaptation. International and Indonesian policy analysts and decision makers in government, civil society, and the private sector can use this information to inform decisions or identify issues for more detailed analysis that will refine the understanding of the economic implications of climate change.
The results of this study are presented through four documents:
- This policy brief, which presents the main findings for policy makers.
- A technical report, which presents the methodology behind the calculations.
- An Excel spreadsheet in which most of the calculations were made (those done in a GIS were imported to the spreadsheet), and which should be used in conjunction with the technical report.
- An infographic, visualizing the results of the study.
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