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The Cost of Climate Change to the German Fruit Vegetation Sector

Discussion Papers 857, 20 S.

Claudia Kemfert, Hans Kremers

2009. Feb.

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This paper applies the concept of damage coefficients introduced in Houba and Kremers (2008) to provide an estimate of the cost of climate change - in particular the cost of changes in mean regional temperature and precipitation - to the fruit vegetation sector. We concentrate on the production of apples in the German 'Alte Land' region. The estimated cost of climate change on apple-growing in the 'Alte Land' is dependent on the assumptions regarding developments in the rentability of land not related to climate change in the fruit sector.

Claudia Kemfert

Head of Department in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

JEL-Classification: D1;D21;D24;D61;D62;Q12;Q24;Q51;Q54;R32
Keywords: fruit vegetation, Alte Land, climate change, land productivity, land rentability, cost of climate change
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