Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts

Development of a Cross-Sectoral Framework and Results for Austria

  • Karl W. Steininger
  • Martin König
  • Birgit Bednar-Friedl
  • Lukas Kranzl
  • Wolfgang Loibl
  • Franz Prettenthaler

Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Karl W. Steininger
    Pages 1-6
  3. Cost and Opportunities of Climate Change at the European Level

  4. Evaluation at the National Level: Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Karl W. Steininger, Martin König, Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Herbert Formayer
      Pages 45-54
    3. Herbert Formayer, Imran Nadeem, Ivonne Anders
      Pages 55-74
    4. Martin König, Wolfgang Loibl, Willi Haas, Lukas Kranzl
      Pages 75-99
    5. Gabriel Bachner, Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Stefan Nabernegg, Karl W. Steininger
      Pages 101-120
  5. Fields of Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Hermine Mitter, Martin Schönhart, Ina Meyer, Klemens Mechtler, Erwin Schmid, Franz Sinabell et al.
      Pages 123-146
    3. Manfred J. Lexer, Robert Jandl, Stefan Nabernegg, Birgit Bednar-Friedl
      Pages 147-167
    4. Klaus Peter Zulka, Martin Götzl
      Pages 169-189
    5. Willi Haas, Ulli Weisz, Philipp Maier, Fabian Scholz
      Pages 191-213
    6. Roman Neunteufel, Reinhard Perfler, Dominik Schwarz, Gabriel Bachner, Birgit Bednar-Friedl
      Pages 215-234
    7. Lukas Kranzl, Marcus Hummel, Wolfgang Loibl, Andreas Müller, Irene Schicker, Agne Toleikyte et al.
      Pages 235-255
    8. Lukas Kranzl, Gerhard Totschnig, Andreas Müller, Gabriel Bachner, Birgit Bednar-Friedl
      Pages 257-278
    9. Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Brigitte Wolkinger, Martin König, Gabriel Bachner, Herbert Formayer, Ivo Offenthaler et al.
      Pages 279-300
    10. Herwig Urban, Karl W. Steininger
      Pages 301-322
    11. Wolfgang Loibl, Tanja Tötzer, Mario Köstl, Stefan Nabernegg, Karl W. Steininger
      Pages 323-347
    12. Franz Prettenthaler, Dominik Kortschak, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Reinhard Mechler, Herwig Urban, Karl W. Steininger
      Pages 349-366
    13. Judith Köberl, Franz Prettenthaler, Stefan Nabernegg, Thomas Schinko
      Pages 367-388
  6. Aggregate Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Claudia Kettner, Angela Köppl, Katharina Köberl
      Pages 391-413
    3. Gabriel Bachner, Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Stefan Nabernegg, Karl W. Steininger
      Pages 415-440
    4. Karl W. Steininger, Gernot Wagner, Paul Watkiss, Martin König
      Pages 441-459
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 461-468

About this book


This volume deals with the multifaceted and interdependent impacts of climate change on society from the perspective of a broad set of disciplines. The main objective of the book is to assess public and private cost of climate change as far as quantifyable, while taking into account the high degree of uncertainty. It offers new insights for the economic assessment of a broad range of climate change impact chains at a national scale. The framework presented in the book allows consistent evaluation including mutual interdependencies and macroeconomic feedback. This book develops a toolbox that can be used across the many areas of climate impact and applies it to one particular country: Austria.

"This study is a landmark, setting a new standard for the assessment of the impacts of climate change. It stands out for the comprehensiveness of its coverage of potential impacts across different sectors of the economy and its methodological innovations, including tracing climate impacts to economic endpoints."
Michael Hanemann, Professor of Economics, Arizona State University and Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley

"This volume develops a consistent, bottom-up approach for a robust evaluation across the whole range of impact fields, acknowledging their macroeconomic feedbacks and budgetary implications."
Thomas Sterner, Professor of Economics, University of Gothenburg

"The lasting value of this book will come from the methodology with its frameworks, consistent toolbox and comprehensive integration, as well as the lessons learnt and shared, exemplified through application in Austria."
Roger Street, Director of UK Climate Impacts Programme, University of Oxford


Economics Engineering Geophysics and Meteorology Life Sciences Risk Management Social Sciences and Geography

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl W. Steininger
    • 1
  • Martin König
    • 2
  • Birgit Bednar-Friedl
    • 3
  • Lukas Kranzl
    • 4
  • Wolfgang Loibl
    • 5
  • Franz Prettenthaler
    • 6
  1. 1.University of GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Environment Agency AustriaViennaAustria
  3. 3.University of GrazGrazAustria
  4. 4.Vienna Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  5. 5.Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  6. 6.Institute for Economic and Innovation ResearchGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12456-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12457-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-0698
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-0701
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