Integrating Climate Adaptation
A Toolkit for Urban Planners and Adaptation Practitioners
This resource guides planners to incorporate adaptation mechanisms into urban planning processes, shaping equitable and climate-resilient cities.
Cities are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, and they also endure the worst effects of the climate crisis. Sustainable urban planning policies can reduce cities’ vulnerability to climate risks for decades to come. This toolkit, aimed at both urban planners and climate adaptation specialists working for cities, provides guidance on integrating climate adaptation into the practice of urban planning. It is designed to help planners build a case for including adaptation measures when developing projects and engaging decision-makers, and supports cities in incorporating nature-based solutions and other mechanisms for reducing climate vulnerabilities to ensure practical, livable and just urban development.
The guide, produced by C40 Cities, includes nine case studies showcasing adaptation measures taken by cities around the world. It is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Plastic Pollution & Cities: Building Momentum Towards a Global Plastics Treaty
At this circular economy-themed webinar, we heard from experts, city representatives and waste pickers about the causes & consequences of plastic pollution in cities, and what cities can do to initiate a just transition to a plastic-free economy.
Cable Cars: A Low-Carbon Transit Solution for Growing Cities
Medellín’s experience adapting cable cars to an urban context provides an inspiring and practical solution for congestion, air quality and a host of other challenges faced by cities in the Global South.
Freetown Climate Action Strategy
Freetown's first attempt toward delivering on its commitment to the Paris Agreement, this strategy presents innovative, evidence-based solutions to help the city adapt to climate risks while strengthening mitigation efforts.
Adaptation Finance Academy for Latin America
At this three-day workshop, city and national officials from Latin America shared their experiences and discussed approaches and mechanisms for financing local climate adaptation.