The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

USAID's Adaptation Community Meeting: Calculating the Costs of Not Adapting to Climate Change

The costs of not adapting to climate change are as important as calculating the costs of adaptation measures for decision makers at all scales. For USAID's December Adaptation Community Meeting, join ATLAS Governance and Evaluation Advisor Doug Baker for a discussion of the methods developed by USAID and others to reveal the potential costs of not adapting.

When: Thursday, 8 November; 4-5:30 p.m. EST
Where: Chemonics International, Inc.; 1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 or Online
How to Register: Click here to register
Webinar Link: Click here to join the webinar during the allocated time

After an overview of general approaches, Mr. Baker will focus on the methodology and findings from an ATLAS assessment of the future economic costs of climate change in Indonesia. The assessment, which relied on existing data sources, focused on aspects of agriculture, health, and long-term sea level rise (SLR) to provide actionable information for policy makers and donors on climate change adaptation programming and climate resilient development. The underlying spreadsheets are publicly accessible through Climatelinks and can be modified for other countries and contexts.