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Local Leadership for Climate Change Action
Tale of 2 cities

Tale of 2 cities

The world continues to urbanize at an unprecedented pace and this year, for the first time ever, over half of the world’s population will be living in cities. More info →
Supporting Local Action for Biodiversity

Supporting Local Action for Biodiversity

Loss of biodiversity is one of the world's most pressing crises. More info →
Hoi An, Viet Nam: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Hoi An, Viet Nam: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

In Vietnamese cities, as in other cities globally, urban centres are often located in highly risk-prone areas, such as in the coastal zone, along rivers or among mountains. Major types of infrastructure, such as roads, hospitals and water supply networks, as well as basic services such as healthcare, are vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. In coastal areas, storm surges and sea-level rise can affect food supply and settlements. In Viet Nam, it is projected that sea levels will rise by 57 to 73 millimetres by 2100. More info →
Las Ciudades Y El Cambio Climático:Orientaciones Para Políticas – Spanish Language Version

Las Ciudades Y El Cambio Climático:Orientaciones Para Políticas – Spanish Language Version

Las Ciudades y el Cambio Climático examina los vínculos entre la urbanización y el cambio climático, los impactos potencialmente devastadores del cambio climático en las poblaciones urbanas y las respuestas y prácticas de políticas que están surgiendo en las áreas urbanas. More info →
Honiara, Solomon Islands: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Honiara, Solomon Islands: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The vulnerability and adaptation assessment for Honiara is to provide national and local government decision makers and community leaders with information relevant to defining their adaptation priorities and plans, with the view of eventually integrating this into their regular programmes and budgets. The vulnerability and adaptation assessment will also provide guidance in identifying where and what critical actions are needed to effectively manage the unavoidable impacts of climate change. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – ABRIDGED (RUSSIAN)

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

Города и изменения климата» исследуют связи между урбанизацией и изменением климата, потенциально разрушительными эффектами изменения климата на городское население, и стратегическими ответами и методами, которые появляются в городских образованиях. More info →
Lami Town, Republic of Fiji: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Lami Town, Republic of Fiji: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

In Fiji, as in many areas in the Pacific, urban populations are located in highly 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 →
城市与气候变化:政策方向 全球人类住区报告 2011 简 写 本 – GRHS 2011

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

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 →
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