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城市与气候变化:政策方向 全球人类住区报告 2011 简 写 本 – Chinese Language Version

城市与气候变化:政策方向 全球人类住区报告 2011 简 写 本 – Chinese Language Version

城市与气候变化》一书审视了城市化与气候变化之间的联系、气候变化对于城市人口潜在的毁灭性 影响以及城市地区采取的应对政策和行动。 More info →
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

In Papua New Guinea, as in many areas in the Pacific, urban populations are often located in hazard-prone areas in the coastal zone. Storm surges and sea-level rise can affect settlements, food production and infrastructure. A lack of basic services such as clean water supply and solid waste management can exacerbate the negative effects of climate change. Amid all this, the poorest are almost always the most vulnerable, as they have less access to infrastructure, basic services and social safety nets in the event of a disaster More info →
Planning for climate change:  Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

Planning for climate change: Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. More info →
Les Villes et le Changement Climatique: Orientations Générales – Édition Abrégée (French Language Version)

Les Villes et le Changement Climatique: Orientations Générales – Édition Abrégée (French Language Version)

Le présent rapport analyse les liens entre l'urbanisation et le changement climatique, les effets potentiellement dévastateurs du changement climatique sur les populations urbaines et les nouvelles pratiques et stratégies politiques adoptées dans les centres urbains. More info →
Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora is theresult of work of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and their population through its history. More info →
Planning for Climate Change – Toolkit.

Planning for Climate Change – Toolkit.

A strategic, values-based approach for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – ABRIDGED (ARABIC)

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

يبحث هذا التقرير في الروابط ما بين عمليات التحضر وظاهرة تغير المناخ، وهما الظاهرتان اللتان تشكلان أكبر التحديات التي تواجهها البشرية جمعاء في القرن More info →
Apia, Samoa: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Apia, Samoa: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The Apia, Samoa - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Abridged Report) is an output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Apia, Samoa. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Apia, Samoa – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment” funded by the United Nations Development Account, and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Apia’s climate change situation from a climate risk perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Following the insights gained from clarifying the climate change challenges, the report proposes the key sectors for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Apia. It finally recommends key actions to be undertaken as part of a comprehensive Apia response strategy, reinforcing priority adaptation options. More info →
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 →
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 →
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