The overall objective of the EACC study is to better understand what adaptation to climate change really is and how - without such adaptation - development progress will be threatened and may even be reversed. The study has two broad objectives. The first objective is to develop a “global” estimate of adaptation costs. This will aid the international community’s efforts to help those developing countries most vulnerable to climate change meet adaptation costs. The second objective is to help decision makers in developing countries better understand and assess the risks posed by climate change and create better design strategies to adapt to climate change.
This document reports on the rationale for selection of climate change scenarios and climate data for the EACC global analysis.
World Bank, Washington DC, USA. Discussion Paper 9, 26 pp.