Climate Change And Its Effects On Economic Growth Essay

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION ……………...………………………….. 1 Background …………………………………………….……………………. 1 1.4 Climate change adaptation and mitigation ……………………………….. 9 1.7 Problem Statement ………………………………………………………..... 11 1.8 Objectives of the study ……………………………………………….…….. 13 1.9 Research questions ………………………………………………………….. 14 1.10 Significance of the study …………………………………………...……… 14 CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ………………………….…….. 16 2.0 Introduction ……………………………………………………………..….. 16 2.1 Conceptual Framework …………………………………………………….. 16 2.2 Empirical Literature ……………………………………………………….. 22 CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY ……………………………………… 25 3.0 Introduction …………………………………………………………..……… 25 3.3 Model Specification …………………………………………………………. 26 3.4 Data Analysis and Techniques ……………………………………………… 26 References ………………………………………………………………………... 28 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background The evidence of climate change in Kenya is undeniable, while its effects on economic growth are no more mysterious; rather, they are rapidly unfolding to a startling reality and concern for humanity. Accelerated emissions of green house gases (GHGs) globally, from combustion of fossil fuels and unsustainable land use practices is the key driver of anthropogenic climate change, which is manifested in; temperature variations, frequent and extensive droughts, intensive rainfalls and floods, seasonal and regional pest and disease prevalence that result to conflicts for pasture and water resources,
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