The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has appealed to UN-Habitat to support cities and coastal (and river/delta) communities in their adaptation to climate change efforts. This includes strengthening their resilience to coastal erosion and flooding, and their related impacts and risks.
A low carbon growth path could deliver an average GDP growth rate of 6% annually until 2045. It would unlock an array of economic, social, and environmental benefits, including reducing extreme poverty, generating additional better-paid jobs, and avoiding deaths due to reduced air pollution.
India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) was created in 2008. This broad national policy was the basis on which the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) was prepared. India’s federal structure distributes powers at national and state levels, and the implementation of the NAPCC is envisioned through the formulation of State Action Plans for Climate Change (SAPCC). Implementation of these will require clear Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and access to finance.
In the coming months and years, Member States will continue to undertake domestic processes to review, strengthen and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Inclusion of urban climate action and sub-national government stakeholders in NDC formulation, priority setting, targets, governance and implementation has the potential to support government efforts to enhance ambition and delivery of NDCs. Similarly, the NDCs can inform urban policies and priority setting.
Purpose and scope of this guide
To ensure that projects and related activities are adequately targeted at reducing climate change vulnerabilities in communities, it is necessary to conduct Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (VRAs) to understand which people and which areas are most at risk and why.
This information can subsequently be used to: