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Afghan Cities for Life

This article examines the key environmental challenges facing Afghan cities, including services such as transport, water, sanitation; natural resource management; climate change and DRR.

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FCFA Pilot: Ghana

Introduction

As a precursor to the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research activities, CDKN, on behalf of DFID commissioned a series of case study activities with the purposes of...

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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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Mitigating and adapting to climate change: Multi-functional and multi-scale assessment of green urban infrastructure

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In order to develop climate resilient urban areas and reduce emissions, several opportunities exist starting from conscious planning and design of green (and blue...

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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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Integrating urban agriculture and forestry into climate change action plans

This CDKN case study, Integrating urban agriculture and forestry into climate change action plans – Lessons from Sri Lanka by Marielle Dubbeling of RUAF Foundation, illustrates how the...

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Living with climate change in India and the Philippines - A short film

In this video, city officials, citizens, scientists and ICLEI experts from India, the Philippines and Europe share their reflections on the consequences of climate change at local level. The video...

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Catalysing sustainable tourism: The case of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Summary

Chiang Mai is one of the fastest growing cities in Thailand and serves as a regional economic and cultural hub in the northern part of the country. Its rich cultural heritage and...

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Advancing green growth in the tourism sector:
 The case of Hue, Vietnam

Summary

Hue is a small but rapidly growing city in central Vietnam where tourism plays a key role in the city’s socioeconomic development, but also has negative impacts on its environment...

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A local vision of climate adaptation: Participatory urban planning in Mozambique

Summary

With an estimated population of 1.1 million, Maputo is the most densely populated city in Mozambique. The city is sharply divided into two areas: ’the cement city’, or the old...

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Addressing heat-related health risks in urban India

Summary of Adaptation Challenge

Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent globally due to climate change, and a new scale of...

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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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Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network

Climate change resilience is the capacity of an individual, community, or institution to dynamically and effectively respond to shifting climate impact circumstances while continuing t

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Surat Climate Change Trust (SCCT)

Surat Climate Change Trust (SCCT) is a city level public trust registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (Registration No.

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UHCRC Surat

Project Overview

Based on the results of a health sector study which was carried out in year 2010 (ACCCRN Phase II), it was recommended to establish an urban health and climate resilience...

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Climate Resilience - Can Tho, Vietnam

This page describes the Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO), which was established in Can Tho in 2011 (and Quy Nhon and Da Nang), with support from ACCCRN and the Can Tho People’s Committee

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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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Bangkok Climate Resilience

Bangkok hosted the 5th workshop of the Adaptation Partnership organized by ISET, July 31-Aug 2, 2012. The event focused on “A Community for Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Asia”. Full...

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Global Adaptation Network

The Global Adaptation Network works on a range of adaptation projects, connecting each one into a larger worldwide platform.

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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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Survey of urban adaptation planning

Based on a survey of 468 cities worldwide conducted in 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published a report that offers an insight into how cities worldwide are facing the...

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Climate Change at the City Scale

Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Cape Town

by Anton Cartwright, Susan Parnell, Gregg Oelofse and Sarah Ward 

Climate change impacts are scale and context specific, and...

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Vulnerability indicators at the urban level

Vulnerability indicators are a valuable tool to identify vulnerable spots, guide the allocation of adaptation funding, communicate and raise awareness, and monitor the effectiveness of policies.

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