Climate resilient cities : a primer on reducing vulnerabilities to climate change impacts and strengthening disaster risk management in East Asian cities
A primer on reducing vulnerabilities to climate change impacts and strengthening disaster risk management in East Asian cities is prepared as a guide for local governments in the East Asia Region to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change; how climate change consequences contribute to urban vulnerabilities; and what is being done by city governments in East Asia and around the world to actively engage in learning, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities.
The primer is applicable to a range of cities, from those starting to build awareness on climate change to those with climate change strategies and institutions already in place. The primer is organized as a knowledge resource and process to engage government officials actively in educating themselves and their fellow citizens about the causes and effects resulting from climate change impacts and hazards. Once government officials have identified potential climate change impacts and hazard management issues that could directly affect their constituencies, they will be better prepared for structuring local government operations and developing and implementing actions that mitigate and adapt to the problems.
Document Date: 2008/06/01
Document Type: Working Paper
Report Number: 44926
Volume No: 1 of 1