Reports and Studies

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National Study on Protection from Sea Level Rise and Flooding

Resilient Analytics, working with the Center for Climate Integrity, has opened a new chapter on climate change discussions by completing the first national assessment of the minimum costs required to protect the United States coastline from Sea Level Rise and recurring storm surge. A $400 billion price tag faces the US by 2040.  

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Boulder County and City of Boulder Resilience Study

Resilient Analytics conducted a multi-sector analysis of threats from climate change to Boulder County and the City of Boulder including, public health, wildfire, drought, infrastructure, and energy. 

Boulder County Climate Action Page 

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US EPA CIRA Infrastructure Study

Resilient Analytics developed the national estimates for vulnerability and adaptation for the State of Alaska, the national rail system, the national bridge inventory, and the national road network in the EPA CIRA report.

US EPA CIRA Site

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World Bank Africa Roads Analysis

Resilient Analytics analyzed the potential impact of climate change to the African road network including existing roads and future World Bank investments.

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Selected Published Papers

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Arndt, Channing, Paul Chinowsky, Charles Fant, Sergey Paltsev, C. Adam Schlosser, Kenneth Strzepek, Finn Tarp, and James Thurlow. "Climate change and developing country growth: the cases of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia." Climatic Change (2019): 1-15.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02428-3 

Schweikert, Amy, Xavier Espinet, and Paul Chinowsky. "The triple bottom line: bringing a sustainability framework to prioritize climate change investments for infrastructure planning." Sustainability Science 13, no. 2 (2018): 377-391.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0431-7 

Schmidt, Emily, Paul Chinowsky, Sherman Robinson, and Kenneth Strzepek. "Determinants and impact of sustainable land management (SLM) investments: A systems evaluation in the Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia." Agricultural economics 48, no. 5 (2017): 613-627.   

https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12361

Chinowsky, Paul, Jacob Helman, Sahil Gulati, James Neumann, and Jeremy Martinich. "Impacts of climate change on operation of the US rail network." Transport Policy (2017).   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.05.007 

Melvin, April M., Peter Larsen, Brent Boehlert, James E. Neumann, Paul Chinowsky, Xavier Espinet, Jeremy Martinich et al. "Climate change damages to Alaska public infrastructure and the economics of proactive adaptation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, no. 2 (2017): E122-E131. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1611056113

Kwiatkowski, Kyle P. & Chinowsky, Paul S., 2017. "Climate change adaptation as an organizational system in transportation infrastructure organizations: Identifying processes and institutional elements," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 47-53.   DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.08.006 

Published Papers (continued)

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Espinet, Xavier, Amy Schweikert, Nicola van den Heever, and Paul Chinowsky. "Planning resilient roads for the future environment and climate change: Quantifying the vulnerability of the primary transport infrastructure system in Mexico." Transport Policy 50 (2016): 78-86.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.06.003 

Paul Chinowsky, Amy Schweikert, Gordon Hughes, Carolyn S. Hayles, Niko Strzepek, Kenneth Strzepek, Michael Westphal, (2015) "The impact of climate change on road and building infrastructure: a four-country study", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 6 Issue: 4, pp.382-396, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-07-2013-0026 

Arndt, Channing, Paul Chinowsky, Charles Fant, Yohannes Gebretsadik, James E. Neumann, Sergey Paltsev, and J. Thurlow. "Climate change and developing country interests." United Nations University–World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNWIDER). Retrieved January 27 (2015): 2016. 

Twerefou, Daniel, Paul Chinowsky, Kwame Adjei-Mantey, and Niko Strzepek. "The economic impact of climate change on road infrastructure in Ghana." Sustainability 7, no. 9 (2015): 11949-11966.  https://doi.org/10.3390/su70911949 

Neumann, James E., Jason Price, Paul Chinowsky, Leonard Wright, Lindsay Ludwig, Richard Streeter, Russell Jones et al. "Climate change risks to US infrastructure: impacts on roads, bridges, coastal development, and urban drainage." Climatic Change 131, no. 1 (2015): 97-109.  
10.1007/s10584-013-1037-4 

Schweikert, Amy, Paul Chinowsky, Kyle Kwiatkowski, and Xavier Espinet. "The infrastructure planning support system: Analyzing the impact of climate change on road infrastructure and development." Transport Policy 35 (2014): 146-153.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.05.019