More than half of the world’s population currently live in urban areas, and urbanisation is one of the key trends of this century. Urban areas are both greatly affected by the impacts of climate change and major contributors to the emission of greenhouse gases. But, how can different cities’ contributions and vulnerabilities to climate change be estimated and compared? What role cities can play in addressing climate change? How can cities be better prepared?
Find out about these and other issues through the UN CC:Learn learning interface on climate change and cities. If you are a new-comer to the area of climate change, start with the UN CC:Learn introductory e-course on climate change. If you already know the basics about climate change, explore more about the by clicking on the advanced learning topics below. You will be guided to the best available resources for each area.