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    Gender and Peri-urban water security

    Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013
    As geographical areas subjected to rapid urbanisation and constantly  changing land use, peri-urban sites offer women and men greater economic opportunities.At the sametime,peri-urbanresidents are
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    Degraded Peri-urban biophysical environments in South Asia

    Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013
    Urbanization leads to the deterioration of peri-urban biophysical environments. Urban sprawl encroaches and degrades peri-urban ecosystems,and alters the natural  equilibrium. This  in  turn, depletes the resource base of peri-urban areas.   
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    Urbanising Thailand: implications for climate vulnerability assessments

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016
    This report summarises a series of studies carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of Thai scholars. It focuses on the dynamics of urbanisation and climate change risks, and on the linkages between urbanisation, climate change and emerging patterns of urban poverty and vulnerability.
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    Climate change and urban health vulnerability

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016
    There is increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change on the health of urban residents. Although Thailand has seen relatively low rates of urbanisation compared to its ASEAN counterparts, cities across the country are growing. This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand.
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    Sustainable cities in Latin America

    Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2016
    In the present day, Latin America is the most urbanised region - and also the most inequitable - on the planet, which means that its urban areas amass both huge wealth and huge poverty. Within this context, dealing with climate change is also a chance to increase citizens’ well-being.
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    Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016: transforming cities in a changing climate

    European Environment Agency, 2016
    This report is addressed to the many different stakeholders concerned with urban adaptation.
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    The contribution of low-carbon cities to South Africa's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals: briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

    Stockholm Environment Institute, 2015
    South Africa is ranked among the world’s top 12 largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, largely due to dependence on plentiful coal for electricity generation and an energy-intensive industrial and mining sector. Under the Copenhagen Accord, South Africa committed to cut emissions by 34% from business as usual (BAU) by 2020, and by 42% by 2025.
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    How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development? Lessons from India

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2016
    Although evidence shows that women are both victims of climate change and important contributors of knowledge and skills in disaster risk, adaptation and mitigation strategies, the gender perspective is largely missing from the design and planning of climate change responses and policies.
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    Climate finance for cities: how can climate funds best support low-carbon and climate resilient urban development?

    Overseas Development Institute, 2015
    This paper reviews the approaches taken by multilateral climate funds in the period 2010-2014 to support low-emission and climate-resilient development in developing country cities. It identifies US$842 million in approved climate finance for explicitly urban projects, which equates to just over one in every ten dollars spent on climate finance over these five years.
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    Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean - a-i3696e.pdf

    2014
    This report looks at the progress that has been made toward realising 'greener cities' in which urban and peri-urban agriculture is recognised by public policy and included in urban development strategies and land-use planning. It is based on the results of a survey in 23 countries and data on 110 cities and municipalities.

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