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Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Secondary Activities: A Literature Review

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The fast growing literature on economic impacts of climate change is inclined to assessing the impacts on agricultural production and productivity and on human health. The economic impacts of climate change however, go beyond these sectors. In this paper, we attempted to review the scarcely available literature on the economic impacts of the change in the climate of the earth on some selected non-agricultural secondary and tertiary level of economic activities. It is attempted to summarize the ways through which the climate change can affect non-agriculture economic activities. The discussion on the literature can be synthesized as showing the impacts on secondary and tertiary level of economic activities are wide and complex and eventually may be larger than on the impacts on agriculture for those middle and high-income countries where the share of agriculture in national GDP is low.

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S. Kumar and A. Yalew, "Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Secondary Activities: A Literature Review," Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 39-48. doi: 10.4236/lce.2012.32006.

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