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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/indicators-modelling-outlooks/Policy-Highlights-Economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-web.pdf

Summarizes the major findings of the lengthy study of air pollution and its economic consequences as ten bullet points.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/the-economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-9789264257474-en.htm

Predicts that air pollution will cost 1% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2060 due to rising health care costs and lost work days.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

CBO’s Approach to Estimating Expected Hurricane Damage

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Govt Finance,Weather/Disasters

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/51610-Hurricanes_WP.pdf

Describes how the Congressional Budget Office estimates the effects of climate change and coastal development–including frequency of storms, sea levels, population, and per capita income–in trying to calculate the costs of future hurricane damage.  A working paper of the Congressional Budget Office

 

Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: Implications for the Federal Budget

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Weather/Disasters

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51518-Hurricane-Damage.pdf

Damage from hurricanes is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades because of climate change and coastal development.  This report provides estimates of the increased damage and federal aid needed.  It also examines 3 approaches to reducing the damage: limiting greenhouse gas emissions, shifting costs to state/local governments to reduce coastal development, and investing in structural changes to reduce vulnerability.  From the Congressional Budget Office.

 

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Recreation/Travel,United Nations

http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/05/world-heritage-and-tourism-in-a-changing-climate.pdf

Provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for global tourism.  Offers a series of case studies from various continents.  From the UN Environment Programme and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

 

Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Impacts to Roadways in Hampton Roads

Categories: Climate Change,Maps/Geography,Transportation,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/Sea%20Level%20Rise-Storm%20Surge%20Impacts%20to%20Roadways%20in%20HR%20DRAFT%20Report.pdf

Includes a methodology for incorporating sea level rise and storm surge impacts to roadways into transportation planning.  Also contains adaptation strategies, design considerations, best practices, and lessons learned from other coastal regions.  Dated January 2016 but released to the public in May 2016.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for West Asia

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012097_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for North America

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012100_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

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