All articles for the topic: urban adaptation

the green book: climate change and urbanisation in south africa

The Green Book: Adapting South African settlements to climate change

The Green Book is an online planning support tool that provides quantitative evidence on the likely impacts that climate change and urbanisation will have on South Africa’s cities and towns.

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European Green Capital Network

A toolkit for 'future-proofing' cities

The European Green Capital Network has launched its Future-proof Toolkit with case studies, guidance and insider tips on how cities can adapt to climate change.

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Embracing the uncomfortable silences in climate information exchange

This article shares experience from a workshop in Windhoek, Namibia, where climate and social science researchers sat down with city managers and technicians to discuss climate information needs.

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 Aerial view of Lumphini Park, Bangkok, Thailand; Photo by Terence Ong, June 2007.

Engaging the Private Sector in Green Infrastructure

This report from USAID Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments project examines the benefits of Green Infrastructure in improving a city's overall resilience to climate variability and change.

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Climate Change in Informal Settlements

This article summarizes ways in which climate change adaptation and mitigation can be achieved in informal settlements.

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The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report – What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Blog: Maria Jose Pacha says that the IPCC's 1.5C Report implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America that takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once.

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The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report: increasing risk of heatwaves in African cities

Suzanne Carter, CDKN Country Engagement Coordinator, highlights why we need to start seriously considering the risk of extreme heat in African cities, following the release of the IPCC’s 1.5 Report.

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Urban Green Infrastructure: An Introduction

This article introduces urban green infrastructure and how it can and has been applied in urban contexts.

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Financing Urban Adaptation to Climate Change: An Introduction

This introductory article provides a brief overview of the various mechanisms available to finance urban adaptation to climate change.

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Tracking Urban Resilience: a summary of the ICLEI 2018 Resilient Cities Report

This report tracks local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11 – Based on the outcomes of the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 26-28 April 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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Yangon flooding

Cities adapting to climate change: InnovCities survey findings on institutional innovation in urban governance

InnovCities surveyed 96 cities to assess the extent to which institutional innovation has been seen on the ground to adapt to urban water risks under climate change.

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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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Building Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Review of Madagascar

This report examines the institutional environment, urban management capacity, and financial resources and mechanisms available to address adaptation in Madagascar’s growing cities. 

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Building Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Review of South Africa

This report examines the institutional environment, urban management capacity, and financial resources and mechanisms available to address adaptation in South Africa's cities. 

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Dumping of waste, market encroachment and urban agriculture occurring on the banks of the Lilongwe river, Malawi. Source: abc.iclei.org.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Effective Management in Cities

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ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa Secretariat

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, or ICLEI for short, is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable urban future.

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Perfume River in Thua Thien Hue Province

Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Women and Flood Resilience in Central Vietnam

ResilNam aims at strengthening the role of women in DRM and CCA through ecosystem-based adaptation, namely the restoration and sustainable management of mangroves and urban water bodies.

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Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilient Development in Cities

This webinar focuses on the SDC funded CapaCITIES project in India, which is advancing climate action planning to accelerate transformation of cities to low carbon, climate resilient cities.

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

This manual is part of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course and incorporates case studies, tools, methodologies, and guidelines.

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6 Things to Know about Urban Adaptation

6 Things to Know about Urban Adaptation

This publication highlights the key learnings from the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course.

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Storm Simone 2013, Hallands Väderö. Photo: svt.se

Tailoring climate information to meet adaptation decision-making needs

This article presents results from the first research phase of SEI’s HazardSupport project, which aims to help address climate change impacts relevant in Sweden today and in the future.

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Climate resilience in cities

Building climate resilience in cities

This CDKN Essential summarises learning from CDKN work in cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean in mainstreaming climate compatible development in cities.

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Visit to a rooftop farmer, producing gangeer in a hydroponic system

Rooftop Farming in Cairo

In informal settlements of Greater Cairo a rooftop farming project was started in 2014, supported by GIZ. The results were promising, but technical and managerial problems still have to be solved.

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Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

This research project outlines the benefits, challenges, and successes associated with transboundary ecosystem management in Still Creek, a riparian ecosystem located in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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