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Valuing climate change impacts on human health in Chile : work in progress

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dc.contributor.author Vásquez-Lavín, Felipe
dc.contributor.author Ponce, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Chovar, Alejandra
dc.contributor.author Ibañez, Ciro
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-01T14:16:47Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-01T14:16:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/51060
dc.description.abstract Using econometric modeling, the study assesses economic impacts of climate change on human health in Santiago, Chile where impacts are related to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Climate change will affect countries differently, depending on their developmental stage and geographic location; in developed countries, expected impacts are associated with increases in both heat-related and cardio-respiratory diseases, while in developing countries impacts will relate to waterborne diseases, infectious diseases (malaria), and malnutrition. Economic consequences are associated with: increasing costs of health systems, productivity reduction, and increases in mortality and morbidity, among others. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS en
dc.subject CHILE en
dc.subject HEALTH SYSTEM en
dc.subject ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT en
dc.subject RESPIRATORY DISEASES en
dc.subject CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS en
dc.subject CLIMATE SENSITIVE DISEASES en
dc.subject SANTIAGO en
dc.subject SOUTH AMERICA en
dc.title Valuing climate change impacts on human health in Chile : work in progress en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 106316
idrc.project.title Strengthening Environmental Economics Capacity in Research on Climate Change Adaptation en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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