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Developing Local Climate Change Plans

Developing Local Climate Change Plans

This tool provides local policy-makers and major stakeholders with a methodology to plan for climate change. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011

Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011

Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. More info →
Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The vulnerability assessment of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, is the result of an in-depth national and local literature and data review, interviews and discussions with an extensive range of local government stakeholders and a community-focused participatory assessment. It considers existing vulnerabilities, municipal plans and priorities and assesses how climate change will affect these.Initial recommendations focus on the integration of climate change into the coastal-urban master plan. In particular, improving basic services such as storm water drainage and solid waste management are priority areas. Early warning systems and disaster preparedness, coastal zone protection and livelihood strategies for the most vulnerable groups are other priorities. More info →
Optimizing Infrastructure: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Optimizing Infrastructure: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide proposes that cities can act as agents for change that allow their large populations to live less wastefully. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – ABRIDGED

Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – ABRIDGED

Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. More info →
Pakse, Lao PDR: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Pakse, Lao PDR: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing country cities. This document is an initial output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Pakse, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Pakse, People’s Democratic Republic – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment”. Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Pakse’s climate change situation from a comprehensive vulnerability perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Based on this analysis the report identifies vulnerable people, places and sectors and provides preliminary climate change adaptation options. More info →
Leveraging Density: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Leveraging Density: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide explores the compact city and its benefits within the developed and developing world's contexts. More info →
Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Piranhas

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Piranhas

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Piranhas is the result of the work of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and the population through its history More info →
Makassar Indonesia; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Makassar Indonesia; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Climate change is already affecting millions of people worldwide. In urban areas, which are typically characterized by significantly higher population density, climate change will exacerbate and compound existing vulnerabilities, especially for the urban poor. More info →
Urban Patterns for a Green Economy: Working with Nature

Urban Patterns for a Green Economy: Working with Nature

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide (Working with Nature) focuses on the effect of unplanned, rapid growth of cities on the functioning of a city-region's natural systems. More info →
Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Maraba

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Maraba

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Maraba is the result of the work conducted by this municipality on the main urban and environmental issues and the continuous changes in the city and their population through its history. More info →
Women and housing: Towards inclusive Cities

Women and housing: Towards inclusive Cities

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This publication explores the complex terrain of diverse women’s unrealized right to adequate housing and the consequent negative implications for urban sustainability. More info →
Clustering for Competitiveness: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Clustering for Competitiveness: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide argues that strategic investment in physical infrastructure with the diversification of economies allows cities to play a specialised role in polycentric urban development. More info →
Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Beberibe

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Beberibe

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Beberibe is the result of of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and the population through its history. More info →
Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

This document provides a contextual understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change in relation to human settlements in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). More info →
Adaptation and mitigation strategy for climate change for the canton of Esmeraldas

Adaptation and mitigation strategy for climate change for the canton of Esmeraldas

This is an orienting document seeking to provide technical guidelines that will facilitate the design and implementation of policies and actions aiming at fighting the adverse impacts of climate change. More info →
Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Climate Change Assessment

Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Climate Change Assessment

This report is based on the Adaptation to Climate Change in Ecuador and the city of Esmeraldas: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities, 2009, prepared within the framework of UN-HABITAT ’s Cities in Climate Change Initiative. More info →
Estrategia de adaptación y mitigación al Cambio Climático para el cantón Esmeraldas , Ciudades en la iniciativa para el cambio climático – Espanol Language Version

Estrategia de adaptación y mitigación al Cambio Climático para el cantón Esmeraldas , Ciudades en la iniciativa para el cambio climático – Espanol Language Version

A nivel mundial, el Cambio Climático es reconocido hoy como uno de los desafíos del siglo XXI, poniendo de relieve el aumento del riesgo de los asentamientos humanos ubicados en los sectores más vulnerables. More info →
Kampala, Uganda: Climate Change Assessment

Kampala, Uganda: Climate Change Assessment

UN-HABITAT’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing country cities. More info →
Making Carbon Markets Work for Your City: A Guide for Cities in Developing Countries

Making Carbon Markets Work for Your City: A Guide for Cities in Developing Countries

There are a number of key areas of local government competencies that city officials may want to target when implementing carbon trading projects; including town and urban planning, infrastructure development, service provision, waste management, energy provisioning and transportation. More info →
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