Costing Adaptation discusses the various salient points on the costs of adaptation, with specific
reference to India. It looks at the key areas of health, coastal zones, water, agriculture, forests,
and ecosystems, and evaluates the feasible measures needed to reduce the negative impacts of
climate change. The costs of these measures are enumerated in the book and compared to current
and projected programmes. The book covers the various aspects involved in understanding
adaptation to climate change in India, and estimating the costs of dealing with it and assessing
where the expenditures have to be directed so that poor and vulnerable people are not worse off
as a result of the climate change.