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    Spotlight on publications: city-level climate change adaptation and mitigation

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014
    The 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.
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    Spotlight on Publications: Urban Environmental Governance

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Latin 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.
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    Mega-cities & infrastructure in Latin America: what its people think

    2014
    In 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.
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    Adaptation to climate change in megacities of Latin America

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014
    There 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.
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    Roots for the future: the landscape and way forward on gender and climate change

    International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union), 2015
    This 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.
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    Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Informal Settlements - Seminar Summary Report

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015
    Today, 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  e
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    Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    This 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.
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    Planning a new urban research programme for SEI Africa: A review of current and potential avenues of research on sustainable urbanization

    Stockholm Environment Institute, 2015
    This 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.
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    Development and disaster risk management of historic urban areas

    The Ecological Sequestration Trust, 2015
    The 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.
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    Accelerating low-carbon development in the world’s cities

    The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, 2015
    This 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.

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