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INSIDE STORY: Assessing carbon and water footprints in Andean cities

The capital cities of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru are vulnerable to climate change, partly due to their dependence on water from retreating Andean glaciers. This comparative Inside Story by Miguel Rodríguez Tejerina of Servicios Ambientales highlights the challenges, enabling factors, lessons learned and implications for climate compatible development – as illustrated by a project to assess the cities’ carbon and water footprints.
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REPORT: Participation and planning for climate change – Lessons from an experimental project in Maputo, Mozambique

The project ‘Public, Private, People Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development’ (4PCCD) in Maputo, Mozambique, developed participatory planning methods to foster partnerships to tackle climate change. In this paper, the project facilitators describe what they learned from the process.
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REPORT: Integrating climate change concerns in disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Gorakhpur District is recognised as one of the most flood-prone districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. Although its inhabitants are accustomed to twice-yearly flooding during the monsoon seasons,
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INSIDE STORY: Building resilience to climate change locally – The case of Valenzuela City, Metro Manila

Valenzuela City is one of the 16 cities that make up ‘Metro Manila’. The confluence of these rivers makes Valenzuela vulnerable to flooding during high tides and also to regular flash floods. Ecosystem-based disaster risk management and climate adaptation approaches are proving successful in helping communities to cope.
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INSIDE STORY: Understanding the risk of flooding in the city: The case of Barangay Potrero, Metro Manila

Partners for Resilience, who have been working with communities to increase resilience to frequent flooding in Malabon City in Metro Manila, share lessons from their experience in this CDKN ‘Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development’ . They highlight the particular importance of transboundary issues in managing natural resources in a changing climate.
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