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Gender justice and climate justice: community-based strategies to increase women’s political agency in watershed management in times of climate change

Women are one of the groups which are disproportionately affected by climate change in developing countries, especially in relation to culturally prescribed roles related to water management. Women are however, [more]…

Participatory planning, justice, and climate change in Durban, South Africa

This academic article explores how participatory governance in urban environmental planning was implemented and experience in Durban, a coastal city in South Africa. The author, Aylett, contextualises participatory governance with [more]…

Justice in urban climate change adaptation: criteria and application to Delhi

The authors argue that it is not only important to understand if adaptation as it is implemented in cities is just, but that the way in which it is conceptualized [more]…

Climate finance in the urban context

This World Bank issues brief succinctly maps out potential climate financing opportunities for cities. It starts with describing the financing challenges and costs of adapting cities to resilient, low carbon [more]…

Urban low carbon growth: financing opportunities for Indian cities

This report, prepared by ICLEI South Asia with support from the British High Commission in Delhi discusses the opportunities for urban climate finance in Indian cities. It starts by detailing [more]…

Climate finance for cities and buildings - a handbook for local governments

This handbook has been developed by UNEP to provide an overview and capacity-building for local government stakeholders about mechanisms to finance climate change adaption and mitigation. The second chapter lays [more]…

Financing the Resilient City: A demand driven approach to development, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability - proposes cities pioneer a demand-driven approach to climate financing. This approach involves ‘inverting’ the typical development financing approach by: i) bottom-up planning for [more]…

Building urban climate resilience: learning from the ACCCRN experience in India

This article, written by TERI, of the Asian City Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), reviews the ways in which seven of the programme’s Indian cities prepared climate resilience strategies. It [more]…

Cities: Engines of national and global growth (The New Climate Economy Report 2014)

This report was produced by a partnership of seven leading policy and research institutions from the developing and the developed world. It argues that building more climate resilient cities will [more]…

Sheltering from a gathering storm: Typhoon resilience in Vietnam

This case study documents the rapid urbanization and economic development of Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam. It’s geography – being located on the tropical storm belt, and characterised [more]…

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