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Global Report on Human Settlements 2011

Cities and Climate Change

  • Author: UN-HABITAT
  • Publication date: April 2011
  • Page count: 304
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 11.III.Q.1

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This publication reviews policy responses, strategies and practices that are emerging in urban areas to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their potential achievements and constraints. In conclusion, it is argued that urban areas have a pivotal role in both climate change mitigation and adaptation and identifies strategies and approaches for strengthening this role. It also reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change while at the same time highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban populations.