Article publication « Introduction: special issue on weather and climate impacts in developing countries » by Anna Creti, Philippe Delacote and Antoine Leblois in Environment and Development Economics review.
Shocks related to weather variations have strong effects on developing countries’ economies. Climate change is expected to increase the occurrence and magnitude of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods or hurricanes that strongly affect agriculture and other activities. Yet, impacts on economic performance and livelihoods, as well as adaptation strategies and their environmental feedback, could be looked at deeper and assessed more accurately.
This double special issue follows up the annual conference of the Climate Economics Chair on ‘Climate, Energy and Development’. The objective of this issue is (1) to have a better understanding of the economic impacts of weather shocks in developing countries, as well as (2) to investigate the options to cope with climate change. The papers that have been selected encompass case studies from Africa (Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia) as well as Brazil and India.