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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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Coastal climate impact analysis and sanitation hazard assesment framework

In low- and middle-income countries, current urban sanitation services often struggle to safely contain and treat human waste for a variety of reasons. Sea level rise and the associated increase in storm surges will add further complexity to urban sanitation service planning in these settings. Planning for sea level rise is needed to ensure the future reliability of these services and can be a catalyst for upgrading neglected sanitation services.
This handbook provides stepwise guidance for facilitating authorities responsible for citywide sanitation services to develop an adaptive action plan for ensuring the resilience of their city’s sanitation services to the impacts of sea level rise.
Lisa Devignol Published in Case-study

Resilient Coast Santa Cruz: Cross-sector collaboration for long-term resilience

Learn about the Resilient Coast Santa Cruz (Resilient Coast) initiative which aims to address coastal adaptation for the long-term resilience of the City of Santa Cruz's coastline. Informed by scientific work and community vision, Resilient Coast utilizes an adaptation pathways approach supported by immersive and interactive tools, such as virtual reality used to facilitate community engagement.
Multiple Authors

Evaluating Adaptation: An Analysis of Policy Progress in Coastal Cities and Regions

Explore the findings of the CLIC project “Are cities properly preparing for climate change?” and learn more about the European Research Council (ERC) funded project ‘IMAGINE adaptation’ in this policy brief. It highlights the urgent need to evaluate adaptation in urban areas and understand progress across governance levels.

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