Adaptation of MSMEs to climate change

a review of the existing literature

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of existing research on the adaptation of Micro Small and Medium size Enterprises (MSMEs) to climate change. The article summarises how existing research has addressed such adaptation with a focus on MSMEs in both developed and developing countries. It also shows how MSMEs have adapted to climate change by summarising case studies from the literature and discussing their implications for both adaptation research and MSMEs. The article outlines the threats and opportunities that climate change represents for MSMEs and discusses the opportunities related to progress in respect of international policies regarding adaptation funding and for MSMEs to
engage in adaptation planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivate-sector action in adaptation
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises
EditorsCaroline Schaer, Natasha Kuruppu
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherUNEP DTU Partnership
Pages19-27
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9788793458284
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameUDP Perspectives

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Climate Change
  • micro, small and medium enterprises
  • MSME
  • Literature Review

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    Linnenluecke, M., & Smith, T. (2018). Adaptation of MSMEs to climate change: a review of the existing literature. In C. Schaer, & N. Kuruppu (Eds.), Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises (pp. 19-27). (UDP Perspectives). Copenhagen: UNEP DTU Partnership.