Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities
The Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities aims to provide cities in developing countries with practical insights on climate change adaptation. The guide uses disaster risk reduction—a familiar framework for many cities worldwide—as a practical starting point for climate change adaptation. The Guide offers examples of good practices and successful experiences and describes other available resource materials and tools. It outlines practical perspectives, showing ways to link climate change to community priorities and other important city issues such as disaster risk reduction, economic development, public health, sustainability, food security and other priorities. In so doing, it can contribute to the development and implementation of adaptation plans in cities, strengthening capacities and helping to catalyze dialogue on adaptation among city managers and other stakeholders.