6 July, 2017

Turn down the heat: regional climate change impacts on development


Christopher P. O. Reyer, Kanta Kumari Rigaud, Erick Fernandes, William Hare, Olivia Serdeczny, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

This special feature of the journal Regional Environmental Change builds on and extends the data and literature collected for the Turn Down the Heat report II and III, commissioned by the World Bank, to answer the following questions in different regions of the world:

  1. What are the key biophysical climate change impacts in different world regions under different degrees of warming (1, 1.5, 2 and 4 °C)
  2. What are the crucial development impacts triggered by biophysical climate change impacts within and across sectors in these regions?
  3. What are the implications of climate change impacts (physical, biophysical and social) for the (differential) social vulnerability within these regions?