March 1, 2009

The Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Policy Benefits at City Scale: A Conceptual Framework

by St├ęphane Hallegatte, Fanny Henriet and Jan Corfee-Morlot

- Today the OECD is actively working with governments to highlight the role of cities to deliver cost-effective policy responses to climate change. A number of projects at the OECD are advancing the understanding of the roles that cities can play to respond to efficiently and effectively to climate change. This report is one in a series under the OECD Environment Directorate’s project on Cities and Climate Change. The project aims to explore the city-scale risks of climate change and the local benefits of both adaptation policies and (global) mitigation strategies.

Hallegatte, S., F. Henriet and J. Corfee-Morlot (2008). "The Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Policy Benefits at City Scale: A Conceptual Framework." OECD Environment Working Papers No. 4, December.