Resilient Cities

Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change - Proceedings of the Global Forum 2010

  • Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
      Pages 3-9
  3. Describing Impacts at the Local Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. Describing impacts at the local level

  5. Frameworks for Local Action – Challenges and Proactive Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
  6. Frameworks for local action: Challenges and proactive recommendations

About these proceedings

Introduction

Even with significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, a certain degree of climate change will inevitably occur. Adapting to climate change, then, will become a necessary step in reducing the vulnerability of many regions across the globe. This is especially true for urban areas where climate change has been shown to have particularly destabilizing effects. Through the identification and analysis of the most relevant impacts facing urban areas, this book makes clear the need to incorporate climate change concerns into the mainstream of local planning, governance and policy making practices. Adaptation as a workable concept within urban areas cannot be treated in isolation from the many pre-existing challenges facing cities. By offering numerous examples of ongoing adaptation programs and strategies across a wide range of contexts, the authors show the growing potential of cities in the fight against climate change.

This book has its origins in a collection of papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2010 Congress in Bonn, Germany (May 2010), the first global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, convened by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  In this volume, the first in a new series dedicated to this annual event, a range of contributors bring their perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding adaptation to climate change within cities. These writings will prove invaluable to anyone interested in understanding and confronting climate change at the local level.

 

Keywords

Cities Climate change adaptation ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Resileince Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Global SecretariatICLEI - Local Governments for SustainabiBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0785-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0784-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0785-6
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