This Wuppertal Paper is intended to serve the general public as well as those businesses producing goods or services that could support adaptation to climate change. It first provides an overview of climate change and the estimated damages and costs for adaptation. The authors then describe the impacts of climate change on sensitive sectors of the economy and finally sketch the opportunities for business in helping to meet this challenge. They conclude that the success in adapting existing products to the climate challenge and to design new products appropriately will determine to a large extent the future success of many companies in Gemany and beyond.
Hermann E. Ott, Caspar Richter:
Anpassung an den Klimawandel - Risiken und Chancen für deutsche Unternehmen
Wuppertal Paper no. 171 (January 2008)