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Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World

Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. April 2012
  • This study analyses the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and disasters, particularly with regard to the delivery of basic services, and identifies strategies and financing opportunities for addressing these risks. The main audience for this study includes mayors and other city managers, national governments, donors, and practitioners in the fields of climate change, disaster-risk management and urban development.The study is organized in four chapters covering (1) a broad look at climate change and disaster risk in cities of the developing world, with particular implications for the urban poor; (2) analysis of the vulnerability of the urban poor; (3) discussion of recommended approaches for building resilience for the urban poor; and (4) review of the financing opportunities for covering investments in basic services and other needs associated with climate and disaster risk. Flood management and urban planning, water supply and sanitation, and wastewater management are among the issues covered by the report.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico , Tanzania (United Republic of), Dar Es Salam,Jakarta, Mexico, Sao Paulo
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Investments, Poverty, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Development agencies, Environmental practitioners, Governments, Local governments, Local officials, National administrations, Utility managers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies
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Published in 2015