Valuing Climate Change Impacts on Human Health: Empirical Evidence from the Literature

Anil Markandya, A Chiabai

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There is a broad consensus that climate change will increase the costs arising from diseases such as malaria and diarrhea and, furthermore, that the largest increases will be in developing countries. One of the problems is the lack of studies measuring these costs systematically and in detail. This paper critically reviews a number of studies about the costs of planned adaptation in the health context, and compares current health expenditures with MDGs which are felt to be inadequate when considering climate change impacts. The analysis serves also as a critical investigation of the methodologies used and aims at identifying research weaknesses and gaps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-786
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


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