Adapting to Climate Change: Who Should Pay?

  title={Adapting to Climate Change: Who Should Pay?},
  author={Daniel A. Farber},
  journal={Environmental Law \& Policy eJournal},
  • D. Farber
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Environmental Law & Policy eJournal
As the realization sinks in that climate change will cause billions of dollars of harm even if we do everything feasible to cut back on emissions, the people who are directly harmed are going to start wondering whether they alone should bear the costs. After examining some of the relevant social goals for a cost allocation system, this paper considers four possible allocation principles: "Adaptation Beneficiaries Pay," "Emitters Pay," "Public Pays," and "Climate-Change Winners Pay." These… Expand
Justice in adaptation to climate change: cosmopolitan implications for international institutions
The creation and funding of international institutions for adaptation to climate change involve questions of justice. Should unconditional assistance flow to governments or should assistance beExpand
Justice and cost effectiveness of consumption-based versus production-based approaches in the case of unilateral climate policies
Abstract In recent years, climate policy under the United Nations system has been characterized by bottom-up, national approaches to climate mitigation. This raises concerns about the overallExpand
Climate change regulation: Implications for business executives
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overarching conceptual decision model that delineates the major issues and decisions associated with carbon regulations that will allow executivesExpand
Give and take: : How the funding of adaptation to climate change can improve the donor's terms-of-trade
This paper discusses the interplay between international trade, regional adaptation to climate change and financial transfers for funding adaptation. It combines insights from a theoretical model ofExpand
Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Context of Adaptation to Climate Change
The concept of payments for ecosystem services (PES) has recently emerged as a promising tool for enhancing or safeguarding the provision of ecosystem services (ES). Although the concept has beenExpand
Public Trust Limits on Greenhouse Gas Trading Schemes: A Sustainable Middle Ground?
There is a some consensus among economists, environmentalists, and politicians that some form of cap and trade' program is the appropriate regulatory mechanism to achieve the greenhouse gas emissionsExpand
Climate Funding and the Governance of Climate Risks
  • 2013
Multilateral climate change funds have an expanding role in the funding and governance of climate change. Several of these funds, including the Adaptation Fund and Pilot Program for ClimateExpand
Sue to Adapt?
Climate change litigation has influenced regulation substantially in the United States. Most notably, the Supreme Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA serves as the basis for federal Clean AirExpand
Contrasting perspectives on barriers to adaptation in Australian climate change policy
Barriers to adaptation have emerged as key concerns in climate change theory and practice, however there remains little consensus about which barriers are the most significant to different groups andExpand
Climate Change and the Law of the Sea Convention
This thesis analyzes climate change from an international law perspective and seeks to demonstrate how the provisions pertaining to the protection and preservation of the marine environment embodiedExpand


The Cost-Effectiveness of Conservation Payments
International donors invest billions of dollars to conserve ecosystems in low-income nations. The most common investments aim to encourage commercial activities, such as ecotourism, that indirectlyExpand
Are We Planning for Sustainable Development?
Abstract This article sets forth a set of six principles that define and operationalize the concept of sustainable development. Using these six principles, a sample of 30 comprehensive plans wasExpand
Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity
It is shown that the global network of protected areas is far from complete, and the inadequacy of uniform—that is, ‘one size fits all’—conservation targets is demonstrated, in the first global gap analysis assessing the effectiveness ofprotected areas in representing species diversity. Expand
Group Processes and the Social Construction of Growth Management: Florida, Vermont, and New Jersey
Abstract Consensual groups are playing a growing role in planning. This article looks at the group processes that have played key roles in state growth management programs in Florida, Vermont, andExpand
Florida's Affordable Housing Needs Assessment Methodology
Abstract To facilitate the preparation of updates to the housing elements of comprehensive plans, and to focus more on affordable housing, the Florida legislature revised Chapter 163 of the FloridaExpand
Construction ecology : nature as the basis for green buildings
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Defining an Ecology of Construction. Part 1. The Ecologists. 2. Material Circulation, Energy Hierarchy, and Building Construction. 3. On ComplexityExpand
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Biomimicry is the quest for innovation inspired by nature. Biomimics are scientists and inventors who study nature's greatest achievements - spider silk and tallgrass, seashells and brain cells,Expand
Sustainable Construction : Green Building Design and Delivery
Foreword.Preface.Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview.PART I. GREEN BUILDING FOUNDATIONS.Chapter 2. Background.Chapter 3. Green Building Assessment.Chapter 4. The Green Building Process.Chapter 5.Expand
Selling Forest Environmental Services
This volume accompanies Flora of China text Volume 4, published in 1999, and includes 394 figures representing 816 species in the families Cycadaceae, Ginkgoaceae, Pinaceae, Taxodiaceae, and Fagaceae. Expand
New Rental Production and the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign
  • Journal of Affordable Housing
  • 2003