Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation: An Economic Perspective

  • Frank WätzoldEmail author
Part of the Environmental Protection in the European Union book series (ENVPROTEC, volume 4)


Even in the unlikely case that the world soon adopts an ambitious policy to mitigate emissions from gases that cause climate change, it is highly likely that there will still be a substantial increase in global temperature (IPCC 2007). This increase will lead to significant changes in climatic conditions which are expected to become a major threat for biodiversity (Sala et al. 2000). According to a study by Thomas et al. (2004) who estimated extinction risks for sample regions that cover some 20 % of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, 15–37 % of species will be committed to extinction by 2050.


Suitable Habitat Biodiversity Conservation Policy Instrument Conservation Policy Payment Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental EconomicsBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany

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