Quantifying climate change driven environmental losses in coastal areas

Seyedabdolhossein Mehvar

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    Climate Change (CC) may exacerbate the environmental damage due to coastal hazards. Quantifying the potential magnitude of the CC impacts on coastal wetlands and associated Coastal Ecosystem Services (CES) has always been a challenge for economists and ecologists, and therefore remains a significant knowledge gap. This is especially the case in data-scarce developing countries that are likely to suffer the most from CC, as their adaptive capacity to CC impacts is low.
    The study presented here was undertaken to develop and formulate a practical framework to Quantify CC driven Environmental Losses (QuantiCEL) that adopts a novel scenario-based approach, grounded in economic valuation techniques, secondary data and expert opinions.
    Applying the QuantiCEL framework to three developing countries (i.e. Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka) shows that, where the absolute loss value of CES by the end of the 21st century is concerned, food provision and tourism are the CES with higher loss values. However, art, amenity, and tourism are the highly affected CES where the percentage loss (by the end of the 21st century) relative to the present-day value of CES is concerned.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Ranasinghe, Ranasinghe W M R J B, Supervisor
    • Filatova, Tatiana , Supervisor
    • Dastgheib, A., Co-Supervisor
    • de Ruyter van Steveninck, Erik, Co-Supervisor
    Award date24 Jan 2019
    Place of PublicationDelft
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-4702-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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    ecosystem service
    climate change
    twenty first century
    tourism
    developing world
    coastal wetland
    amenity
    valuation
    art
    loss
    coastal area
    coastal ecosystem
    hazard
    food
    economics

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    Mehvar, Seyedabdolhossein . / Quantifying climate change driven environmental losses in coastal areas. Delft : Veenman Publishers, 2019. 204 p.
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    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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