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Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network
     

Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

by Cynthia Rosenzweig, William D. Solecki, Stephen A. Hammer, Shagun Mehrotra
 

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ISBN-10: 1107004209

ISBN-13: 9781107004207

Pub. Date: 04/30/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Urban areas are home to over half the world's people and are at the forefront of the climate change issue. The need for a global research effort to establish the current understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the city level is urgent. To meet this goal a coalition of international researchers - the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)

Overview

Urban areas are home to over half the world's people and are at the forefront of the climate change issue. The need for a global research effort to establish the current understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the city level is urgent. To meet this goal a coalition of international researchers - the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) - was formed at the time of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York in 2007. This book is the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities. The authors are all international experts from a diverse range of cities with varying socio-economic conditions, from both the developing and developed world. It is invaluable for mayors, city officials and policymakers; urban sustainability officers and urban planners; and researchers, professors and advanced students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107004207
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords; Acknowledgements; Executive summary; 1. Introduction; Part I. Defining the Risk Framework: 2. Cities, disasters and climate risk; 3. Urban climate: processes, trends and projections; Part II. Urban Sectors: 4. Climate change and urban energy systems; 5. Climate change, water and wastewater; 6. Climate change and urban transportation systems; 7. Climate change and human health in cities; Part III. Cross-Cutting Issues: 8. The role of urban land in climate change; 9. Cities and climate change: the challenges for governance; Annex: list of contributors; Index.

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