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- DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Latin American cities are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the local level. The list of publications contianed in this brief highlights key research, policy analysis, and case studies focusing on the urban environmental governance strategies used in Latin American urban areas.Document2014In late 2013, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducted a multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of life, the needs of urban infrastructure and the standards of public services.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014There is broad consensus that global climate change is inevitable. Its effects are manifested, among others, in a rise in average annual temperatures, the impacts of which also affect Latin America. Since Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the world’s most urbanized regions, urban spaces provide an important research area.DocumentInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union), 2015This report represents an update to the content of the ‘2008 Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change’, produced by the International Union of Conservation of Nature and partners. However, it should not be regarded as a training manual in and of itself; the target audience is wide, from policymakers to grassroots practitioners.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and more than a billion of these live in informal settlements and slums, where factors such as lack of access to basic services, poor physical and social infrastructure and weak local governance make residents disproportionately vulnerable to hazards such as storms, landslides, sea level rise, flooding and eDocumentGovernance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements, housing and access to services that make poor people more or less vulnerable to hazards.Document
Planning a new urban research programme for SEI Africa: A review of current and potential avenues of research on sustainable urbanizationStockholm Environment Institute, 2015This working paper reviews existing SEI expertise on urban issues and identifies the existing and potential research areas and partners that SEI Africa should concentrate on as it develops this new programme.DocumentThe Ecological Sequestration Trust, 2015The report was written at the 2015 UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management, International Training Course at Ritsumeikan University Kyoto during the sessions on 16th September 2015, led by Professor Peter Head, Chief Executive of The Ecological Sequestration Trust.DocumentThe Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, 2015This working paper argues that cities are engines of economic growth and social change and investing in public and low emission transport, building efficiency, and waste management in cities could generate large financial savings.