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Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change

Global Report on Human Settlements 2011. Cities and climate change
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). May 2011
  • This report reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change. 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. It 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. Challenges for water supply and sanitation are described, including an analysis of how climate change may affect sanitation systems and water supply, quality and treatment in cities.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Infrastructure, Participation, Resilience, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Water policy, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Environmental practitioners, Local governments, Policy makers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Global report
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