All posts tagged "Climate Change"

  • UN-Habitat and UN CC:Learn launch an e-learning module on climate change and cities

    Nairobi, o3 December 2015 – UN-Habitat has developed together with UN CC:Learn, the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership, an e-learning module on climate change and cities. This module responds to the need for climate change education...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • Interim Evaluation of the Urban LEDS Project, Synthesis Report, September 2015

    The Urban-LEDS Project “Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries” (the Project) was initiated in partnership between United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability to support low emissions...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies

    This guidebook on integrating climate change into city development strategies (CDS) attempts to provide a modest input into the effort of unifying two key thematic areas, Climate Change and City Development Strategies. This attempt of climate proofing...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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  • Latin America is preparing for COP 21

    Bogota, 21 September 2015– Environmentalists, government and NGO officials gathered in Bogota, Colombia between 20 and 23 September for the Latin American summit, as part of preparations for the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • UN Habitat Climate Change Strategy 2014-2019

    The purpose of the present Climate Change Strategy (2014-19) is to guide UN-Habitat in the mainstreaming of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in all of its work. This reflects the designation of climate change as...

    • Posted September 10, 2015
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  • Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    The overall objective of the study was to sensitize and strengthen the response and capacity of governments and stakeholders in the Kathmandu Valley to the impacts of climate change.

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • Mayors launch urban climate change alliance at Vatican symposium

    Vatican, 24 July 2015 – Mayors from cities around the world have signed a declaration at a symposium on sustainable cities which includes a commitment of mayors and other partners to contribute to implementation of the urban...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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  • Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction

    Decision-makers who guide urban development need the most reliable and current information possible upon which to act. Unfortunately a good deal of information – some contradictory, not all trustworthy – is in circulation regarding climate change and...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • The Caribbean holds fifth Urban Forum

    Castries, Saint Lucia, 16 June 2015 – The fifth edition of the Caribbean Urban Forum held in Castries (Saint Lucia) drew to a close on Friday 12 June, after three days of intensive discussions on sustainable urbanization....

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • 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).

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • Pakistan Minister and UN-Habitat launch the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Islamabad

    Islamabad 8 June 2015—Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Mushahidullah Khan, last Friday launched the publication “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Islamabad and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)”. The well attended event coincided with the celebration of...

    • Posted June 8, 2015
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  • Urban-LEDS Project Cities in Action – Update 2014 Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economies

    Responding to population growth, climate change, limited global resources and the need for sustainable development, the Urban-LEDS project is a flagship international climate change mitigation project funded by the European Union. It supports rapidly growing cities in...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • How the United Nations System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change

    Climate change and sustainable development are the central challenges of our time. They are inseparably linked and need to be addressed together. Action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate impacts is essential for...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • CCCI October 2014 newsletter: ‘City’ Initiatives Launched at UN Climate Summit

    UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) Newsletter. In this issue (October 2014): – ‘City’ Initiatives Launched at UN Climate Summit – UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director chairs Cities Forum – Local Governments implementing climate change and disaster...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • 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.

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Climate diplomacy and urban resilience on the table in Myanmar

    Yangon, 10 September, 2014- A landmark dialogue took place in early September in Yangon, Myanmar to enhance discussions between European and Asian partners on climate change and urban resilience. The aim of the Euro-Asia Dialogue organised by...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted September 1, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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