07.11.2018

"Amazon forest dieback risk: mitigation or adaptation?" published in PNAS, Nov 6, 2018


Together with our colleagues from Brazil, we have evaluated the costs of socioeconomic damages to the Amazon region in case an Amazon forest dieback would occur. We estimated the costs amounting to around $957 billion to $3,589 billion, with the estimated cost of preemptive action between $64.2 and $122 billion, a figure substantially lower than estimated damages. We recommend a set of mitigation and adaptation measures. The paper is published as a Perspective in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.