Cambridge Core - Climatology and Climate Change - Climate Change and Cities - edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig The Course on Planning for Climate Change in African Cities provides the foundation for understanding cities’ exposure and sensitivity to climate change, and how cities can manage these impacts in the face of growing uncertainty. This guide on climate change adaptation in cities is intended to offer mayors and other city officials, in developing countries, practical guidance on how to respond to the challenges of climate change adaptation in their cities. Supreme Court weighs in on cities' climate change lawsuits. Climate change and cities are deeply connected, with cities being one of the greatest contributors to climate change. Choices made in cities today about long-lived urban infrastructure will determine the extent and impact of climate change, our ability to achieve emission reductions Cities are what we call a “leverage point” — a place in the system where positive change can have a disproportionately beneficial impact. [14], Part of the reason that cities are being studied, is that cities that invest heavily in experiments of large policies, that can be adopted by larger jurisdictions (such as San Diego's advanced urban planning practices which could be applied elsewhere in the United States). C40 is also positioning cities as a leading force for climate action around the world, defining and amplifying their call to national governments for greater support and autonomy in creating a sustainable future.[43]. Infographic In general, city dwellers live in areas most prone to the effects of climate change. ", "Bicycle Infrastructure @ProjectDrawdown #ClimateSolutions", "Building Retrofitting @ProjectDrawdown #ClimateSolutions", "District Heating @ProjectDrawdown #ClimateSolutions", "Public Transit @ProjectDrawdown #ClimateSolutions", "Walkable Cities @ProjectDrawdown #ClimateSolutions", "Cities and Climate Change: The Precedents and Why They Matter", "Cities are pledging to confront climate change, but are their actions working? Economic damage caused by natural disasters is particularly extensive in cities and poorer inhabitants in particular are often entirely defenceless against extreme weather. At the same time, cities are a key contributor to climate change, as urban activities are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. By 2050, between 65% … Yet cities, to varying extents, are also vulnerable to climate change impacts, with poor populations facing the greatest risk. A third report is being developed as of 2020. The module will cover both how cities are affected by climate change and how cities are contributing to climate change. But cities are as vulnerable as they are powerful. While they are major contributors to climate change, they are also particularly vulnerable to its consequences. Cities have a key role to play in addressing the global climate change challenge. [12] The first of which was published in, the first of which (ARC3.1) was published in 2011,[13] and the second of which (ARC3.2) was published in 2018. © UNEP Terms of Use Privacy Report a project concern. Our workshop “Cities and regions: Leaders in addressing climate change” illustrated how regional and city governments are increasingly initiating action on climate change and presented examples which can be an inspiration for other cities. The network's objective is to make the shift to a low-emissions and eventually climate neutral society. [32][33][34], Founded in 2014, the organization received one million dollars in start-up funding from the Clinton Global Initiative to support the founding mayors' efforts to organize cities in advance of the signing of the 2015 Paris Agreement.[35]. By 2050, more than 70% of the population – 6.4 billion people – is projected to live in urban areas. Building on UN-Habitat’s long experience in sustainable urban development, the Cities and Climate Change Initiative … In 2018, 4.2 billion people, or 55 percent of the world's population, lived in cities. More frequent rainfall, flooding, and heatwaves are likely to be among the challenges that Europe’s cities will face from climate change. 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