All articles for the topic: urban adaptation

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Ten ways to support climate change adaptation planning and decision-making

This brief, developed by researchers and facilitators working with municipal governments, provides targeted recommendations for co-designing actionable and user-focused climate services.

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Co-exploratory climate risk workshops

The paper describes a place-based co-exploratory analysis of climate risks.

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Las Vegas adaptation policies at a glance

This case study provides a short insight into climate issues faced by the city of Las Vegas and its region and the adaptation policies, plans and action to tackle them.

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Towards developing a common language for climate change in the City of Cape Town

This research aimed to better understand and circumvent language discrepancies at a city scale. It provides a toolkit to better understand and overcome terminology barriers.

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“How-to” Guide: Co-exploring Terminologies

This brief explains how to conduct a terminology co-exploration exercise for climate change adaptation decision-making.

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Windhoek city stakeholders participating in the co-exploring language activity.

"Explainer" Guide: Co-exploring Terminologies

This brief explains why co-exploring language and terminology is important for creating a level playing field at the beginning of a multi-stakeholder engagement.​

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Learning Labs in Windhoek (video)

This video outlines how the Learning Labs approach brings stakeholders together to tackle climate change adaptation issues emerging in urban Africa. 

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Discourse analysis as a method for understanding urban governance

This briefing note is an introduction into the definition and method of discourse analysis and outlines its application within the FRACTAL focal cities.

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Framework for needs-informed research

This paper presents a framework for needs-informed research aimed at understanding the climate processes driving the African climate system's natural variability and response to global change.

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Research Methods for Understanding and Supporting Decision Processes in African Cities

This paper explores how several decision-making "process" and "support " methods can lead to better informed climate change adaptation decisions in Southern Africa.

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Learning within & about climate science

This briefing note provides key discussion points on the role of learning in integrating climate science into decision making. 

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ProSus #3: Building resilience in southern African cities

The third issue of START’s ProSus Magazine features reflections, research and stories from the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) program.

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African Climate Risks Conference 2019 - Conference Report

Future Climate for Africaorganised the first African Climate Risks Conferenceon 7-9 October, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This report provides an overview of discussions during the conference.

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Inspiring Climate Action in African Cities

This paper contains 17 case studies, each providing creative ways that various stakeholders have found to adapt to complex, interwoven climatic and social challenges. 

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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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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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C40 Cities Finance Facility

The CFF facilitates access to finance for climate change mitigation and resilience projects in urban areas by providing technical assistance to develop cities’ sustainability priorities into bankab

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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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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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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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