A framework to investigate the economic growth impact of sea level rise

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

St├ęphane Hallegatte

Title

A framework to investigate the economic growth impact of sea level rise

Year

2012

Journal

Environmental Research Letters

Vol (No), pp

7(1), 015604

Abstract

This article reviews the channels through which sea level rise can affect economic growth, namely the loss of land, the loss of infrastructure and physical capital, the loss of social capital, the additional cost from extreme events and coastal floods, and the increased expenditure for coastal protection. It discusses how existing studies on the direct impact of sea level rise could be used to investigate the resulting consequences on economic growth, emphasizes research needs on this question, and discusses consequences on migration.

Citation

Hallegatte, S. (2012). “A framework to investigate the economic growth impact of sea level rise.” Environmental Research Letters 7(1): 015604. URL : http://stacks.iop.org/1748-9326/7/i=1/a=015604

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