NH008:
Estimating the impact of climate change related extreme events in the rural sector: Multidisciplinary approaches





Session ID#: 25757

Session Description:
Research shows that extreme events related to climate change are likely to increase both in frequency and intensity in the future. Unlike research related to the urban sector, the impact of extreme events in the rural sector has not been systematically analyzed despite the fact that it plays a central role in the world’s food supply.  The rural sector, through healthy ecosystems, provides humans with a variety of services that are vital to the wellbeing of humans. Current research has ignored the impact of extreme events on the quality and quantity of these ecosystem services. Stakeholders impacted by extremes include farmers and the households they belong to, farm labor, agricultural related industries and indirectly, urban dwellers via food consumption.   

This session will bring together climate, social scientists and others who are currently engaged in research that enhance our current understanding of how climate related extremes impact the rural sector.

Primary Convener:  Federico Castillo, University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, United States
Conveners:  Daniel S Cooley, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Michael F Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and J. Keith Gilless, University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4323 Human impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4329 Sustainable development [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6304 Benefit-cost analysis [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Daniel S Cooley, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Federico Castillo, University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, United States and Emeric Thibaud, EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Arun Prasad Bhattarai, Small Earth Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mahendra Bahadur Gurung, Pancheshwar Development Authority, Mahendranagar, Nepal, . Umakant Silwal, Tribhuvan University, Katmandu, Nepal, Kedar Chandra Bhatt, NA, Katmandu, Nepal and Piyush Dahal, The Small Earth Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Federico Castillo1, Michael F Wehner2, Armando |Sánchez Vargas3 and J. Keith Gilless1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute for Economic Research, Ciudad DE Armería, Mexico

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