Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges

Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges

by Jane Bicknell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844077454

ISBN-13: 9781844077458

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume brings together, for the first time, a wide-ranging and detailed body of information identifying and assessing risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Framed by an overview of the main possibilities and constraints for adaptation, the contributors examine the implications of climate

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This volume brings together, for the first time, a wide-ranging and detailed body of information identifying and assessing risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Framed by an overview of the main possibilities and constraints for adaptation, the contributors examine the implications of climate change for cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and propose innovative agendas for adaptation. The book should be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics who face the challenge of addressing climate change vulnerability and adaptation in urban centres throughout the global South. Published with E&U and International Institute for Environment and Development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844077458
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Earthscan Climate Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
• Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas: The Possibilities and Constraints in Low-and Middle-income Nations
• Part II: Risk and Vulnerability for Cities
• The Rising Tide: Assessing the Risks of Climate Change and Human Settlements in Low Elevation Coastal Zones
• Climate Change and Coastal Cities: The Case of Mombasa, Kenya
• Vulnerabilities and Responses to Climate Change for Dhaka
• The Vulnerability to Climate Change of Cotonou (Benin): The Rise in Sea Level
• The Vulnerability of Global Cities to Climate Hazards
• Climate, Climate Change and Human Health in Asian cities
• Climate Change and Urban Children: Impacts and Implications for Adaptation in Low- and Middle-income Countries
• Unjust Waters: Climate Change, Flooding and the Urban Poor in Africa
• Urban Poverty and Vulnerability to Climate Change in Latin America
• Part III: Case Studies on Adaptation
• Adaptation to Climate Change in Durban
• Developing a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) for Climate Change: The City of Cape Town
• Adapting to Climate Change: Water Management for Urban Resilience
• Part IV: Moving Forward
• Climate Change Risk: An Adaptation and Mitigation Agenda for Indian Cities
• International Funding to Support Urban Adaptation to Climate Change
• Conclusions; Adaptation and Local Development

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