Climate change in Lebanon: Higher-order regional impacts from agriculture

  • Eduardo A. Haddad Deparment of Economics, University of São Paulo The University of Sao Paulo Regional and Urban Economics Laboratory – NEREUS
  • Nadim Farajalla Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
  • Marina Camargo The University of Sao Paulo Regional and Urban Economics Laboratory – NEREUS
  • Ricardo L. Lopes The University of Sao Paulo Regional and Urban Economics Laboratory – NEREUS
  • Flavio V. Vieira Deparment of Economics, Federal University of Uberlandia The University of Sao Paulo Regional and Urban Economics Laboratory – NEREUS
Keywords: Climate change, Economic Impacts, Agriculture, Integrated Modeling, Interregional CGE analysis

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the susceptibility of agricultural outputs to future climate change in Lebanon, and the extent to which it propagates to the economic system as a whole. We use a methodological framework in which physical and economic models are integrated for assessing the higher-order economic impacts of projected climate changes. By using this integrated modeling approach, we are able to quantify the broader economic impacts in the country by considering not only the temporal dimension but also the regional disaggregation of the results. Our estimates suggest that there are high potential costs and risks associated with a burden to the poorer and more vulnerable regions of the country.

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Published
2014-08-20
How to Cite
Haddad, E. A., Farajalla, N., Camargo, M., Lopes, R. L. and Vieira, F. V. (2014) “Climate change in Lebanon: Higher-order regional impacts from agriculture”, REGION, 1(1), pp. 9-24. doi: 10.18335/region.v1i1.19.
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