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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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