Technologies for adaptation to climate change. Examples from the agricultural and water sectors in Lebanon

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    Abstract

    Increasing attention is being given to climate technologies on the international climate change agenda, not least in the agricultural sector and water sectors, and to technologies for adaptation. However investments in technology-based adaptation (seeds, dams, irrigation, etc.) are complicated by the fact that it remains difficult to predict future climate change
    impacts, especially on a local scale. In addition, evidence for the costs and benefits of implementing adaptation technologies is relatively limited. The analysis presented in this paper shows that there is a large potential for integrating adaptation technologies into the planning and implementation of on-going and future projects. Based on local-level data from a technology needs assessment project in Lebanon, this paper presents two examples of the economic feasibility of implementing adaptation technologies in the agricultural and water sectors. The results show that the technologies can be applied at low cost and with relatively little effort.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalClimatic Change
    Volume131
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)435-449
    Number of pages15
    ISSN0165-0009
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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