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Introduction

Mark Carey

in In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the subject of Peruvian responses to climate change and ensuing glacier catastrophes from 1941 to the present. In Peru's Cordillera Blanca mountain range, which towers above ... More


High Development Follows Disasters

Mark Carey

in In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Control Commission of Cordillera Blanca Lakes, which was established in 1951 to prevent glacial lake outburst floods caused by climate change and glacier retreat in the Andes, had far-reaching ... More


Disaster Economics

Gilles Carbonnier

in Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491543
eISBN:
9780190638467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491543.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the distribution of disaster costs and benefits over both the short and long run, and looks at the humanitarian consequences of earthquakes, floods, drought, hurricanes and ... More


Cost-Benefit Analysis of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Adaptation: The Case of Bangladesh

Reinhard Mechler and K. M. Nabiul Islam

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the potential of applying cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to the assessment of the economic efficiency of natural disaster risk management and climate adaptation projects. CBA is a ... More


Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market

Gilles Carbonnier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491543
eISBN:
9780190638467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491543.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Linking theory with policy and practice, this book is the first to introduce humanitarian economics as an emerging field of study that encompasses the economic and political economy dimensions of ... More


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