Economics of Climate Change Adaptation Training, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Event: 'Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Training'

Location: Asian Institute of Technology, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Dates: 21 August – 1 September 2017

Twitter: #ECCAap




Across Asia and the Pacific, the impacts of climate change are already taking a toll. Increasing temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are heightening risks, taking lives, undoing progress toward development goals, and hurting already vulnerable people. Poor rural people, who are often dependent on rain-fed agriculture, are particularly exposed.

Sustainable development, economic progress, food security and disaster resilience are inextricably linked with climate change. With this in mind, it is critical that governments across the region are equipped to effectively conduct cost-benefit analysis of climate change actions to ensure that these actions are integrated in national development planning.

To support this, the ECCA programme run with the Asian Institute of Technology, offers regional training, exchange trips, and one-on-one mentoring for government officials. 


Please click here to download the agenda for the August 2017 training.

Participant List

Please click here to download the participant list for the August 2017 training.


Session 1: Welfare Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Concept of Economic Values

Session 2: The Various Nature of Cost-Benefit Analyses

Session 3: Conducting Cost-Benefit Analysis: Steps 1 to 3 - Identify and Quantify

Session 6: Transfer Payments

Session 7: Economic valuation of environmental impacts

Session 9: Discounting

Session 10: Criteria to select project

Participant presentations

Cambodia: 'Assessment of rain water harvesting ponds', presented by Am Phirum

Nepal: ‘An economic analysis of adaptation to climate-induced floods in Koshi Basin of Terai, Nepal’, presented by Parashu Ram Adhikari, Dhanej Thapa, Kheema Subedi, and Basanta Paudel

Philippines: ‘Economic Analysis of Localized Weather and Climate Forecast and Water Management Practices for Rice Farming in Oriental Mindoro’, presented by Mia Barbara Aranas

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2017