Climate Change & Resilience

Building Resilience to COVID-19 in City Region Food Systems

By |2021-11-16T09:35:40+01:00November 16th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , |

City region food systems are affected by diverse shocks such as a pandemic. It is therefore essential that cities develop respective resilience strategies, argue Isabella Trapani, Guido Santini, and Roman Malec from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in Kenya for Increased Resilience

By |2021-11-10T09:13:31+01:00November 2nd 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Country-wide sustainable solutions can be assured only if regional connectivity and urban-rural linkages that support livelihoods in rural communities, towns, and smaller cities are considered alongside urban and regional growth strategies. Vassiliki Kravva and Ben Smith present an example from the UK-funded Sustainable Urban Economic Programme (SUED) in Kenya.

Cities CHALLENGE: What Does a Sustainable and Resilient Community Look Like?

By |2021-10-15T15:03:16+02:00October 14th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste|Tags: , , |

Accompanying the launch of the GIZ Cities CHALLENGE interactive ePaper, Andrea Renger, David Stoffel, and Anastasiya Shadkhina present key facts from the ideas competition and emphases cities' critical role in advancing global agendas.

Revolutionising Economic Systems: Meet Circular Turku

By |2021-10-07T09:50:20+02:00October 7th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

Transitioning to holistic economic systems that support the 1.5 °C target is key for cities. The Circular Turku Roadmap is an excellent example of radical institutional support in favour of circular production and consumption systems. By Marion Guénard from ICLEI

Empowering Young People to Contribute to Freetown’s Green Recovery

By |2021-06-24T11:33:22+02:00June 24th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Davephine Tholley on how planting trees in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown contributes to the country’s environmental sustainability and socio-economic development.

Climate Change Adaptation in Spain: When a Plan is not Enough

By |2021-06-22T08:36:07+02:00June 1st 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough to reduce the effects of climate change, making climate adaptation – the process of adjustment to climate change and entailing hazards – necessary. Cristina Bernal Aparicio takes a look at Spain's climate adaptation plan, its flaws, and its potential.

Collaborative Climate Action: A Pre-Requisite for More Ambitious Climate Policy

By |2021-11-04T16:52:26+01:00May 18th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , |

The GIZ publication "Collaborative Climate Action - A Pre-Requisite for more Ambitious Climate Policy" explains why fighting climate change and its negative impacts requires the systematic cooperation of all governmental levels in order to be successful.

Mobilising Intersectional Climate Action: Lessons from Barcelona

By |2021-05-11T11:13:35+02:00May 11th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

There is growing urgency for cities to take integrated climate action that can address inequalities more holistically. Barcelona is leading the way by applying intersectional thinking to urban planning. By Ana T. Amorim-Maia

Building Back Better: The Future of Construction

By |2021-11-05T11:33:30+01:00January 28th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste|Tags: |

Zero carbon buildings and construction are essential to meet the Paris Agreement goals, improve climate resilience and create jobs as part of COVID-19 recovery. However, the buildings and construction sector is not living up to its potential. What can be done? By Martina Otto

Climate Information for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Planning

By |2021-01-20T10:42:57+01:00January 20th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Smart & Digital Development|Tags: , |

The impact of climate change is especially concentrated in urban areas and is projected to increase in the future. Using climate information in urban planning, however, can build resilient cities and enable sustainable development. By Saskia Buchholz from the German Meteorological Service.

Urban Micro-Lungs: Mini-Forests for Climate, Biodiversity & Wellbeing

By |2020-12-22T09:50:51+01:00December 22nd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Cities have become the main culprit behind environmental degradation. Yet, what if urbanisation was a restorative act of the land, no longer synonymous with ecosystem destruction? Deema Assaf highlights how mini-forests have taken root in urban areas, with the potential of rejuvenating local ecology at an unprecedented speed.

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