Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
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This Guide is a practical resource on responding to the challenges of climate change adaptation in cities. The principal intended audience is city officials and practitioners in developing countries, who are beginning to consider the issues of climate change adaptation, and can find in this guide an introduction and comprehensive overview of this evolving topic.

The Guide offers examples of good practices and successful experiences and describes other available resource materials and tools. It outlines practical perspectives, showing ways to link climate change to community priorities and other important city issues such as disaster risk reduction, economic development, public health, sustainability, food security and other priorities. In so doing, it can contribute to the development and implementation of adaptation plans in cities, strengthening capacities and helping to catalyze dialogue on adaptation among city managers and other stakeholders.

This knowledge product was prepared by the World Bank, with the participation of ICLEI and MIT, and produced through the World Bank – UNEP – UN-HABITAT Joint Work Program on Cities and Climate Change, supported by the Cities Alliance and financed by the Trust Fund for Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD).

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank