This analytical document describes the potential effects of climate change on economic growth over the next fifty years. Although the impact of climate change on the global economy is likely to be quite small, the report shows that the greatest threat to long‐term economic growth is from potentially excessive near term mitigation efforts.
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Organization: WB, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Australian Government, Department for International Development - UK, Sida, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Industry, Adaptation, Economic Analysis, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2009