UNU Spotlights Climate Change-related Productivity Losses


  • 2014•09•23     Climate Change Policy & Practice

    Excerpt from the article in Climate Change Policy and Practice:

    An article published by the UN University (UNU) argues that the economic case for climate action is further strengthened by heat-related labor productivity losses resulting from climate change, which amount to billions of US dollars….

    The article, titled ‘Productivity Losses Ignored in Economic Analysis of Climate Change,’ reviews existing literature and analyses on the links between climatic conditions, economic performance and sustainable development. It also outlines key questions in need of attention, and underscores the importance of resilience-building, adaptation and mitigation.