Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:56
Sustainable land use planning for integrated land and water management for disaster preparedness and vulnerability reduction in the lower Limpopo Basin
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:50
Emerging from the African Pre-Copenhagen Local Government Climate Roadmap, Summit held 29-31 July 2009 in the City of Tshwane, South Africa.
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:45
PREAMBLE 1. We, the undersigned Rwandan Local Governments, came together in Kigali City on 26th‐27th November 2009, at a conference on Local Governments& Climate Change organised jointly by the Rwandese Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) and UN‐HABITAT; 2. Aware of the stakes of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference scheduled from 7th to 18th December 2009,with the view of... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:42
Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) - an international not-for-profit organisation based in Europe with a global network of partners - works with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information in developing and transition countries. EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) encourages libraries to use information and communication technologies (ICT) to expand their... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:38
Cities with high concentrations of people and buildings will be more adversely affected by climate change in the future. In many countries, cities are located in coastal areas, beside rivers, on steep slopes and other risk-prone areas. In addition,infrastructure such as roads, water networks, transmission lines, schools and hospitals that support the necessary services for urban populations, are... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:33
Climate change is fast becoming one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. While there may be uncertainty surrounding the scale, scope and pace of climate change, one thing is clear – cities and towns everywhere will be exposed to significant climate change-driven impacts. All of us will need to play a role in helping to adapt to these changes. It is also widely accepted that... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:25
Making Carbon Finance Work for the poor - The Gold Standard Perspective
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:19
Assistance for developing a local action plan is available from government and non-governmental organizations.
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:17
Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course (Urban Management Tools for Climate Change) offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:12
This toolkit was developed to be a guide and reference for local governments and other stakeholders for conducting climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessments. In conjunction with a climate footprint assessments (or greenhouse gas inventories) Vulnerability and adaptation assessments are a critical first step in developing the local climate change profile, which would guide the... Read more

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