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Unbreakable : building the resilience of the poor in the face of natural disasters (English)

Economic losses from natural disasters totaled 92 billion dollars in 2015. Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production. ... See More +

Publication 110618 NOV 24, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille; Bangalore,Mook; Rozenberg,Julie Disclosed

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)

The welfare impact of a natural disaster depends on its effect on consumption, not only on the direct asset losses and human losses that are usually estimated and reported after disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7885 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare, and a tool to help decision makers identify the most promising policy options to reduce welfare losses due to floods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7663 MAY 09, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Policies can reduce the impacts of climate change on poverty—in agriculture, disaster risk management, and health (Vol. 2) (English)

This policy note focuses on potential actions that can be taken in three sectors where climate-related impacts on poverty are especially important, agriculture and ecosystems, disaster risk management, and health. ... See More +

Brief 106202 JAN 01, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo,Laura; Fay,Marianne; Kane,Tamaro; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Rozenberg,Julie; Treguer,David Olivier; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Good development to manage the impacts of climate change on poverty (English)

This policy note (and the report it is based on) brings together these two objectives, ending poverty and stabilizing climate change, and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together. ... See More +

Brief 106201 JAN 01, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo,Laura; Fay,Marianne; Kane,Tamaro; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Rozenberg,Julie; Treguer,David Olivier; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Scalable social protection for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation (English)

Climate change will increase the frequency and severity of certain shocks, including crop failures and spikes in food prices, natural disasters such as storms and floods, and climate-sensitive diseases such as malaria and diarrhea. ... See More +

Brief 106203 JAN 01, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo,Laura; Fay,Marianne; Kane,Tamaro; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Rozenberg,Julie; Treguer,David Olivier; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Shock waves : managing the impacts of climate change on poverty (English)

Climate change threatens the objective of eradicating poverty. Poor people and poor countries are already vulnerable to all types of climate-related shocks—natural disasters that destroy assets and livelihoods; water borne diseases and pests that becomemore prevalent during heat waves, floods, or droughts; crop failure from reduced rainfall; andspikes in food prices that follow extreme weather events. ... See More +

Publication 100758 NOV 01, 2015

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo,Laura; Fay,Marianne; Kane,Tamaro; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Rozenberg,Julie; Treguer,David Olivier; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Decarbonizing development : three steps to a zero-carbon future (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails reducing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. This report outlines three principles to guide countries in their efforts to create a zero-carbon future: (a) planning ahead with an eye on the end goal; (b) going beyond carbon pricing with a policy package that triggers changes in investment patterns, technology, and behaviors; and (c) protecting poor people and avoiding concentrated losses. ... See More +

Publication 96410 JUN 09, 2015

Fay,Marianne; Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille; Rozenberg,Julie; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Kerr,Thomas Michael Disclosed

Decarbonizing development : three steps to a zero-carbon future : overview (English)

Stabilizing climate change entails reducing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to zero. This report outlines three principles to guide countries in their efforts to create a zero-carbon future: (a) planning ahead with an eye on the end goal; (b) going beyond carbon pricing with a policy package that triggers changes in investment patterns, technology, and behaviors; and (c) protecting poor people and avoiding concentrated losses. ... See More +

Publication 96410 MAY 11, 2015

Fay,Marianne; Hallegatte,Stephane; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille; Rozenberg,Julie; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Kerr,Thomas Michael Disclosed

Long-term mitigation strategies and marginal abatement cost curves : a case study on Brazil (English)

Decision makers facing abatement targets need to decide which abatement measures to implement, and in which order. This paper investigates the ability of marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves to inform this decision, reanalysing a MAC curve developed by the World Bank on Brazil. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6808 MAR 01, 2014

Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane; de Gouvello Christophe Disclosed

Green industrial policies : when and how (English)

Green industrial policies can be defined as industrial policies with an environmental goal -- or more precisely, as sector-targeted policies that affect the economic production structure with the aim of generating environmental benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6677 OCT 01, 2013

Hallegatte, Stephane; Fay, Marianne; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien Disclosed

How capital-based instruments facilitate the transition toward a low-carbon economy : a tradeoff between optimality and acceptability (English)

This paper compares the temporal profile of efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions induced by two mitigation strategies: a regulation of all emissions with a carbon price and a regulation of emissions embedded in new capital only, using capital-based instruments such as investment regulation, differentiation of capital costs, or a carbon tax with temporary subsidies on brown capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6609 SEP 01, 2013

Rozenberg, Julie; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Unbreakable : building the resilience of the poor in the face of natural disasters (English)
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NOV 24, 2016 110618 Publication
Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7885 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries (English)
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MAY 09, 2016 WPS7663 Policy Research Working Paper
Policies can reduce the impacts of climate change on poverty—in agriculture, disaster risk management, and health (Vol. 2) (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 106202 Brief
Good development to manage the impacts of climate change on poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106201 Brief
Scalable social protection for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 106203 Brief
Shock waves : managing the impacts of climate change on poverty (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2015 100758 Publication
Decarbonizing development : three steps to a zero-carbon future (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
See More +
JUN 09, 2015 96410 Publication
Decarbonizing development : three steps to a zero-carbon future : overview (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 96410 Publication
Long-term mitigation strategies and marginal abatement cost curves : a case study on Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6808 Policy Research Working Paper
Green industrial policies : when and how (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2013 WPS6677 Policy Research Working Paper
How capital-based instruments facilitate the transition toward a low-carbon economy : a tradeoff between optimality and acceptability (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2013 WPS6609 Policy Research Working Paper