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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 →
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 →
Sorsogon, Philippines: Climate Change Assessment

Sorsogon, Philippines: Climate Change Assessment

The Sorsogon Climate Change Assessment examines the climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation capacity of a small coastal city in the Philippines - Sorsogon City in the Bicol Region. More info →
Bases para la Gobernanza Hídrica en Condiciones de Cambio Climático

Bases para la Gobernanza Hídrica en Condiciones de Cambio Climático

Public Policy, Water Governance and Climate Change This report on water governance and climate change provides an insight on UN HABITAT's experience on two cities of southeast Mexico. More info →
Maputo, Mozambique: Climate Change Assessment

Maputo, Mozambique: Climate Change Assessment

The Maputo Climate Change Assessment is based on the proposed Framework for Urban Climate Risk Assessment developed by the Fifth Urban Research Symposium. More info →
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 →
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