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Climate resilient cities : a primer on reducing vulnerabilities to disasters / Neeraj Prasad ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Prasad, Neeraj.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C : The World Bank, 2009Description: xxiii, 157 p. : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/​4 in.).ISBN: 9780821377666 (pbk.).Subject(s): Emergency management | Climate changesDDC classification: 363.349216091732 PRA Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Sect. 01. Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Sect. 02. Explaining Climate Change Impacts and Disaster Risk Management Sect. 03. Assessment Exercise: Discovery of a "Hot Spot" Sect. 04. Information Exercise: Creating a City Information Base Sect. 05. Sound Practice Examples of Adaptation and Mitigation Sect. 06. Conclusions Annex A. Worldwide Programs and Organizations on Climate Change and Hazards Annex B. Sources of Technical and Financial Assistance Annex C. Examples of Relevant World Bank Projects Annex D. Resource Guide.
Summary: "Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters provides city administrators with exactly what they need to know about the complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural disasters through an innovative "hot spot" risk and vulnerability identification tool." "This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around. the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index.

Sect. 01. Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
Sect. 02. Explaining Climate Change Impacts and Disaster Risk Management
Sect. 03. Assessment Exercise: Discovery of a "Hot Spot"
Sect. 04. Information Exercise: Creating a City Information Base
Sect. 05. Sound Practice Examples of Adaptation and Mitigation
Sect. 06. Conclusions
Annex A. Worldwide Programs and Organizations on Climate Change and Hazards
Annex B. Sources of Technical and Financial Assistance
Annex C. Examples of Relevant World Bank Projects
Annex D. Resource Guide.

"Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters provides city administrators with exactly what they need to know about the complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural disasters through an innovative "hot spot" risk and vulnerability identification tool."
"This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around. the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters."--BOOK JACKET.

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