RESEARCH NETWORKS


iCliCS engages with leading research and development organizations in a collaborative effort to advance the knowledge and tools available to com- bat the growing threat climate change poses to development goals.

Project Title Sponsor Project Abstract
Economics of Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in Northeast Asia Asian Development Bank Following the methodology of the World Bank's "The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change", the ADB effort provides the costs of climate change adaptation in the infrastructure sector in China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea.
Development Under Climate Change United Nations - WIDER Enhancement of stressor-response approach to climate change analysis on the road infrastructure networks of Southern Africa and Vietnam.
Infrastructure Planning and Support System (IPSS) University of Copenhagen Development of roads planning system to assist in the multi-factor analysis of road development in Mozambique. Areas include climate impact, social impact, and technical impact of proposed development.
Adapting U.S. Public Infrastructure to Climate Change US EPA Estimate climate change adaptation costs for the network of public roads in the contiguous U.S. Analysis includes regional and national effects.
Costing Climate Impacts and Adaptation: A Canadian Study on Public Infrastructure Canada National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) Estimate climate change adaptation costs for the network of public roads in Canada. Analysis includes regional and national effects.
Climate Change Impact on Coastal Roadways US FHWA Stratus Consulting provided technical assistance to the Federal Highway Administration to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to assess, categorize, and quantify risks to the USFWS transportation infrastructure posed by climate change, focusing on risks from climate change-induced sea level rise and increased precipitation and flooding within USFWS refuges.
Vulnerability of U.S. Bridges to Climate Change US EPA This study examined how U.S. bridges could be vulnerable to increased flooding from climate change. The study used general circulation model estimates of daily precipitation and estimated changes in peak 100-year and 2-year flow. The National Bridge Inventory was used to identify currently deficient and acceptable bridges and then the effects of climate change-induced increases in peak flow were assessed to determine additional vulnerability and the costs of strengthening vulnerable bridges.
East African Climate Change Analysis World Bank In a continuation of the original Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change work by the World Bank, this effort refined the method for three specific East African countries. In this study, the annual impact of climate change on roads was developed by Prof. Chinowsky. Specifically, using the dose-response function developed for the original World Bank project, the annual costs for maintenance and new construction of paved and unpaved roads were determined for four individual climate models.
Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change World Bank Examine the impact of climate change on infrastructure components on a global scale. In this effort, specific dose-response functions were developed for both maintenance and new construction of paved and unpaved roads, rail, bridges, and buildings. These response variables were used as the foundation to determine the specific cost impact of climate change in specific climate regions in individual countries.
State of Alaska Infrastructure Impact from Climate Change State of Alaska The Alaska climate change project examined the impact of climate change on the infrastructure in the State of Alaska. In this study, Prof. Chinowsky was tasked with developing quantitative models to estimate the impact of climate change on 19 different sub-sectors of infrastructure. This task required development of the first quantitative cost models for climate change impact on infrastructure based on existing adaptation profiles for natural disasters. The final output for this project was an analysis of the adapta- tion pattern and cost profile for each infrastructure type through 2070.