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TA-7423 REG: Regional Economics of Climate Change in South Asia Part II: Adaptation and Impact Assessment


The outcome of the project was to improve understanding of the economics of climate change to enable policy makers in the region to adopt necessary actions for climate change adaptation. Part I of the project was completed under Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) 6337: Development Partnership Program for South Asia as Subproject 10: Part I. It focused on Cleaner Technologies and Options. Part II of the project was under the Regional Policy and Technical Assistance (R-PATA) 7423: Adaptation and Impact Assessment was co-financed with the Government of the United Kingdom through the Department of International Development (DFID) and focused on understanding the impacts of climate change across various sectors and the processes of adaptation relevant to the participating countries of South Asia. It included analysis of impacts and adaptation measures, current practice of adaptation and future policy formulation to aid development of comprehensive climate adaptation plans. Part II covered Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.


Maxwell Stamp Limited provided consultancy services as follow (i) contributed. to regional policy dialogue on economic costs and benefits of unilateral and regional actions on climate change adaptation, (ii) reviewed climate policies and measures at the country and regional levels, (iii) identified policy gaps and constraints in implementing appropriate adaptation measures, (iv) conducted economic assessment of the costs and benefits of unilateral and regional adaptation actions, and (v) suggested adaptation measures based on low-carbon strategies in participating countries. Maxwell Stamp Limited was also developed a climate policy simulation tool (CPST) that was created key economic indicators to show the economic consequences of different packages of climate policies and to conducted quantitative and qualitative assessment of different climate policy packages. This tool would help policy makers to select concrete and appropriate economic policies that would adapt and respond to different climate policy scenarios for each participating country.


Timeframe: June, 2011 - December, 2013

Realated Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Regional

Client(s): ADB

Categories: Environment and Climate Change, Technical Assistant

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