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.
Engaging the Private Sector on Nature-Based Solutions
This webinar examines best practices and examples of city-business collaboration on NBS to understand the benefits, challenges and opportunities created from private sector engagement in Freetown’s tree-planting campaign.
Clean air, healthy planet
This framework outlines steps for integrating air quality management and climate action planning at the city level. It supports cities to set visions and strategies to simultaneously tackle climate change, air pollution and public health issues.
This guide provides cities with practical resources and guidance to plan with equity in mind, building climate-resilient cities which engage with communities in fair and just ways.
Reducing Climate Impacts on Urban Sectors
This concise set of policy briefs provides an overview of climate adaptation actions cities can take within eight specific urban sectors, including energy, buildings, mobility, waste, and food systems.