This analytical report breaks new ground in understanding how weather conditions affect living standards by combining and analyzing granular temperature and precipitation information and household survey data. It identifies climate “hotspots”— areas where changes in average weather are predicted to have a negative impact on living standards—in South Asia.  Two future climate scenarios are particulary analyzed — one that is “climate-sensitive,” in which some collective action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and one that is “carbon-intensive,” in which no action is taken.

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Organization: WB

Theme: Other

Topics: Energy, Environment, Land Use Management, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2018

Language: English