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Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Climate Change

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Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Climate Change

9781800880733 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by S. Niggol Seo, Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 073 3 Extent: 456 pp
Situating a comprehensive microbehavioral analysis of the economics of climate change within a discussion of the most pressing global climate change issues and policy negotiations, the Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Climate Change is a timely collection of new research on the behaviors of economic agents that are essential to an exposition of climate change economics and policy making.

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Situating a comprehensive microbehavioral analysis of the economics of climate change within a discussion of the most pressing global climate change issues and policy negotiations, the Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Climate Change is a timely collection of new research on the behaviors of economic agents that are essential to an exposition of climate change economics and policymaking.

Chapters identify both microbehavioral causes of and responses to climate change by numerous economic agents, in doing so elucidating the relationship between climate policies and behavioral changes. This includes examination of individuals’ behaviors to cope with and adapt to climate change; the policy decisions aimed at altering behaviors at individual, business, and international levels to achieve climate policy goals; and the motivations behind behaviors driven by culture, history, or religion with regards to climate change. These behaviors are contextualised within a global analysis of pressing climate change issues in land-based and ocean-based systems, including Sub-Saharan agriculture, hurricanes and sea-level rises in North America, Latin American Pampas, the small island alliance, South Asian rice agriculture, and hydroelectricity in the Himalayas.

With a global scope, this Handbook will prove invaluable to students and scholars of climate change, environmental studies, and behavioral economics. With practical examples and case studies, it will also prove useful for policymakers working in climate legislation.
Critical Acclaim
‘Niggol Seo has pulled together an extraordinary collection of perspectives from leading scholars on how behavioral economics might guide adaptation to the emerging reality of climate change. Offering an impressive survey of underlying theory, empirical analysis, and on-the-ground implications, the Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Climate Change explores a range of critical issues, geographic settings, and policy challenges.’
– Daniel C. Esty, Yale University, US
Contributors
Contributors: Upali A. Amarasinghe, Laura Bakkensen, Jia Emma Bi, Logan Blair, Martina Bozzola, Simone Cerroni, Thanyaporn Chankrajang, Jeffrey Chow, Alexander Felson, Janine Felson, Enrique Fernandez, Bruno Ferraro, Kristin Gilroy, Johan Grijsen, Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Alder Keleman-Saxena, Bruno Lanfranco Crespo, Robert Mendelsohn, Richard Mulwa, Alark Saxena, S. Niggol Seo, Alok Sikka, Juan Manuel Soares de Lima, Lagudu Surinadu, Khemarat Talerngsri-Teerasuwannajak
Contents
Contents:

PART I EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION
1 Editor’s introduction to the Handbook of Behavioral Economics and
Climate Change 2
S. Niggol Seo

PART II OCEAN-BASED SYSTEMS: OCEANS AND COASTAL COMMUNITIES
2 The economics of tropical cyclone adaptation 33
Laura Bakkensen and Logan Blair
3 The economics of efficient adaptation to sea level rise 63
Robert Mendelsohn
4 Climate and cultivation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river delta 73
Jeffrey Chow, Alder Keleman-Saxena and Alark Saxena
5 Tropical cyclones in the small island developing nations in the world
oceans: an economic analysis of the Green Climate Fund’s grant allocations 98
S. Niggol Seo, Alexander J. Felson and Janine Felson

PART III LAND-BASED SYSTEMS: AGRICULTURE, WATER, AND
NATURAL RESOURCES
6 Climate change and historical changes in rice yield in Thailand 118
Thanyaporn Chankrajang and Khemarat Talerngsri-Teerasuwannajak
7 Climate adaptation in the Indu-Gangetic Basin 143
Upali A. Amarasinghe, Alok Sikka and Lagudu Surinadu
8 Historical changes in the Pampas biome, land use, and climate change 162
Bruno Lanfranco, Enrique Fernández, Bruno Ferraro and Juan M. Soares de Lima
9 Sustainable intensification of agriculture and economy in the Pampas
grasslands under climate change 193
Bruno Lanfranco, Enrique Fernández, Bruno Ferraro and Juan M. Soares de Lima
10 Rural households’ income diversification, climate change and food
security in Kenya 226
Richard Mulwa and Jane Kabubo-Mariara

PART IV RENEWABLE ENERGY
11 Rapid climate risk assessment methodologies for hydropower projects:
concepts and theory 245
Johan G. Grijsen
12 Rapid climate risk assessment methodology for hydropower projects:
case studies 275
Johan G. Grijsen and Kristin Gilroy
13 An analysis of biogas, biomass, forest credits, and renewable energy
programs in Brazil and Argentina supported by the Green Climate Fund 291
Bruno Lanfranco and S. Niggol Seo

PART V GLOBAL CLIMATE POLICY NEGOTIATIONS
14 Farmers’ acceptance of carbon offset programs in agriculture 309
Martina Bozzola and Simone Cerroni
15 An analysis of the Paris Agreement: commitments versus performances
in Thailand and Vietnam 330
Thanyaporn Chankrajang, Khemarat Talerngsri-Teerasuwannajak and S.
Niggol Seo

PART VI GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS’ FUNDS
16 An analysis of the behavioral economics of the Green Climate Fund 345
Martina Bozzola and S. Niggol Seo
17 An analysis of Sri Lankan and Indian water projects under the Green
Climate Fund 367
Upali A. Amarasinghe and S. Niggol Seo
18 A review of the Green Climate Fund’s grant allocations to Kenya and Ethiopia 385
S. Niggol Seo, Richard Mulwa and Jane Mariara-Kabubo
Book Annex 405

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