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Cities and climate change

Daniel A. Hoornweg

Cities and climate change

responding to an urgent agenda

by Daniel A. Hoornweg

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Congresses,
  • Climatic changes,
  • Greenhouse gases,
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Daniel Hoornweg ... [et al.].
    SeriesUrban development series
    ContributionsUrban Research Symposium (5th Marseille, France 2009)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT241 .C555 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24823367M
    ISBN 109780821384930, 9780821386675
    LC Control Number2011007569

      12 books about climate change 'solutions' that belong on your summer reading list By Michael Svoboda | These books show how individuals, businesses, and governments can address climate change.   The climate crisis in what happens if cities act but nations don't? How Miami’s South Beach could look if global heating reaches 2C. Photograph: Nickolay Lamm/Courtesy Climate Central.

    the national level can support critical urban action to combat climate change. Key Messages • Cities have a unique ability to address global climate change challenges. Choices made in cities today about long-lived urban infrastructure will determine the extent and impact of climate change, our ability to achieve emission reductions.   The Urban Climate Change Research Network's Second Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC) is the second in a series of global, science-based reports to examine climate risk, adaptation, and mitigation efforts in cities. The book explicitly seeks to explore the implications of changing climatic conditions on critical urban physical and social infrastructure sectors and.

      Climate change, population growth, and environmental degradation threaten the survival of our planet. We can address these interconnected issues by . Publications. Urban Climate Change Research Network Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC) Cynthia Rosenzweig, William Solecki, Patricia Romero-Lankao, Shagun Mehrotra, Shobhakar Dhakal, Somayya Ali Ibrahim.


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