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Residents of Cape Town queue for water during the drought. Photo: fivepointsix / Getty Images.

Three ways for cities to adapt to climate change

Drawing on experiences in drought-stricken Cape Town and research into adaptation, decision-making and governance, this blog offers three lessons for cities seeking to adapt to climate change.

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Source to Sea catchment. Photo provided by: Bruce Sutherland (2014) (from the City of Cape Town)

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 3

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Applying an Integrated Catchment Management System to Cape Town

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The SEI Initiative on Climate Services

This initiative aims to develop new approaches for the improved design, use and interpretation of climate services. This page describes the initiative and how to get involved.

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City-scale decisions

Abstract

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce...

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Cape Town lessons in adapting

How to be a municipality that is adapting well: lessons from within the City of Cape Town from weADAPT

Since 2006 there have been efforts within the City of Cape Town local government...

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Strengthening climate resilience in African cities - A framework for working with informality

Summary

What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two key features are...

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Flooded homes in Chokwe ©Hanna Butler/ IFRC

Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium Film

This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013.

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Governing climate risks in Cape Town

Cape Town has an extensive coastline, numerous wetlands and winters marked by heavy rains and stormy seas. The coast, wetlands and waterways count as major assets to the city, but also pose...

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Managing coastal risks in Cape Town

Cape Town coastal defense (photo credit: Sean Wilson)

Cape Town has an extensive coastline. The city's coast provides economic opportunities, recreational spaces, and...

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Working together on Cape Town flooding

Flooding in Cape Town (photo credit: Rodger Bosch)

The City of Cape Town faces many challenges: in-migration, housing and service delivery backlogs, budget...

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Climate and Development Outlook for Rwanda

Abstract

CDKN’s 8th Climate and Development Outlook takes a geographically focused look at climate compatible development in Rwanda. For several years now, the Government of Rwanda has...

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Marginal Abatement Cost Curves

This paper explains different approaches to using Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves as a mitigation decision tool. It also demonstrates appropriate interpretation of MAC curves through...

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Using climate information to plan adaptation in Cape Town

A vegetable farmer in Philippi, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Source: FLICKR/KOSMOSELEEVIKE

This case study focuses on the climate dimensions of land use...

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Using climate information case study

Using climate information to support adaptation planning and policy-making: A case study in Cape Town, South Africa 

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Cape Town's City Development Strategy and Climate Change

Cape Town’s City Development Strategy (CDS), adopted by the Cape Town City Council in October 2012, presents a vision for the city in 2040, together with a set of goals and strategies. The...

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City Development Strategy

Climate change is a relatively new area of concern at the city scale that has significant and far-reaching implications for the way we plan and influence the future trajectory of cities,...

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Equitable Access to Sustainable Development

Introduction

The effectiveness and stability of any agreement, especially as a basis for cooperation, largely depends on the perception of its fairness by the agreeing parties. It is for...

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Linking models

Introduction

Policy makers and researchers in the MAPS (Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios Programme) countries, namely Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa are interested in...

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Flooding in Graveyard pond

Shacks in the informal settlement of Graveyard Pond located in a stormwater detention pond (photo by Laura Drivdal 30.03.2011)

Introduction

The aim of this report is...

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Flooding in Egoli

Children playing in still-standing water, illustrating how the water stays in the paths of the settlement after only one night of rainfall (photo by Laura Drivdal 1.9.2010...

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Regional climate change messages

This article provides guidance on how to build a message about changes in the regional climate (rather than the global climate).

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In all our work, we aim to find cutting-edge, evidence-based and locally-tailored solutions to climate and development challenges; in partnership with leading organisations.

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Cities and Adaptation in Africa

The African Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability has recently launched a Climate Change adaptation project entitled “Sub-Saharan Cities: A five City Network to...

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Climate Change Think Tank

Source: City of Cape Town

Cape Town's Climate Change Think Tank was set up in 2009 based on recognising that in order to tackle the fundamental challenge posed to...

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