The Global Development And Environment Institute



Search GDAE

Subscribe for
E-mail Updates

Leontief Prize

Recent Publications

Media Room

Upcoming Events

Publicaciones en Español

Publications en Francais

Publications in Chinese

Jobs and Resources


Florida and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction

Elizabeth A. Stanton and Frank Ackerman are the authors of a report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), “Florida and Climate Change:  The Costs of Inaction.” The report is the first detailed analysis on the potential consequences of continued climate change for the state’s economy. The report concludes that, if left unchecked, climate change will significantly harm Florida’s economy in the next several decades, and that impacts on just three sectors – tourism, electric utilities, and real estate – together with effects of hurricanes would shrink Florida’s Gross State Product by 5% by the end of this century.
Download the Executive Summary

Download the full report here in either High Resolution (12MB) or Low Resolution (2.5MB)

EDF Press release

Selected press coverage of the Florida study:

Miami Herald

Associated Press
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Tallahassee Democrat
Houston Chronicle
Palm Beach Post
Orlando Business Journal

Read more about GDAE's work on the Economics of Climate Change

Tufts University Logo

Global Development And Environment Institute
Tufts University
44 Teele Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144 USA
Tel: 617-627-3530 | Email:

Copyright © 2002 – Tufts University