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Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure
Description: "Climate-related impacts, such as coastal property damage, have already cost the federal government billions of dollars, and these costs will likely rise in the future. We found that information on the economic effects of climate change is developing and
Source: United States. Government Accountability Office
Publication Date: Oct 24, 2017
Topics: Economic aspects, Costs /

Cost Impact of California's AB 32
Description: Estimates that "California families will be forced to pay $2,500 annually and lose $900 in earnings per year by 2020 as a result of the California Global Warming Solutions Act." (California Manufacturers and Technology Association, June 2012)
Publication Date: Jun 28, 2012
Topics: AB 32 and Subsequent Legislation / California: Statewide / Economic aspects, Costs /

The Last Drop: Climate Change and the Southwest Water Crisis
Description: Concludes that the Southwest will face a water shortfall due to population and economic factors, which climate change will exacerbate. (Stockholm Environment Institute-US)
Publication Date: Feb 10, 2011
Topics: California: Statewide / Economic aspects, Costs / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

California Water Supply and Demand: Technical Report
Description: "The California Water Supply and Demand Model (CWSD) examines the ways in which California's water supply and demand are likely to be affected by climate change; its purpose is to serve as a base for quantifying these impacts in economic terms. Californi
Publication Date: Feb 10, 2011
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Economic aspects, Costs / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Designing the Allocation Process for California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Program: The multi-billion dollar question
Description: Economic studies of how a California cap-and-trade system would work. (Next 10, Dec. 2010)
Publication Date: Dec 8, 2010
Topics: AB 32 and Subsequent Legislation / California: Statewide / Economic aspects, Costs / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

California's Climate Change Policy: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of AB 32
Description: Regional cap-and-trade systems, political and economic aspects, effects on agriculture.
Source: University of California, Davis
Publication Date: Nov 15, 2010
Topics: AB 32 and Subsequent Legislation / Agriculture / California: Statewide / Economic aspects, Costs / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

The Ripple Effect: Water Risk in the Municipal Bond Market
Description: Uncertainty about water supplies in many areas of the country could affect the market for water utility bonds (Ceres, Oct. 2010)
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2010
Topics: Economic aspects, Costs / Water-Supply Related Risks: Insurance Industry Responses / Water utilities guidance /

Implementing a Public Goods Charge for Water
Description: Study by UC Berkeley researchers for the California Public Utilities Commission and the Climate Action Team recommends a public goods charge for water and energy conservation and to meet the goals of AB 32. (Sept. 2010)
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Jul 12, 2010
Topics: AB 32 and Subsequent Legislation / California: Statewide / Economic aspects, Costs / Energy management and conservation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Updated Economic Analysis of the WCI Regional Cap-and-Trade Program
Description: (Western Climate Initiative, July 2010)
Publication Date: Jul 7, 2010
Topics: Economic aspects, Costs / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Adapting to Extreme Events: Managing Fat Tails
Description: Damages from extreme events, such as major floods, could increase substantially under climate change. This report recommends that policymakers adapt for those conditions.
Source: Resources for the Future
Publication Date: May 28, 2010
Topics: Adaptation / Economic aspects, Costs / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea-Level and Flood Risks: FEMA or Insurance Industry Responses /

 

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