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Moving towards inclusive urban adaptation: approaches to integrating community-based adaptation to climate change at city and national scaleInternational Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014Adaptation to climate change in urban areas presents a complex challenge. Consequently, approaches to urban adaptation should be both multilevel and multidimensional. Community-based adaptation (CBA) presents an opportunity for local-level participation in framing adaptation planning and activities, with wider transformative potential for urban governance.Document
Environmental livelihood security in Southeast Asia and Oceania: a water-energy-food-livelihoods nexus approach for spatially assessing changeInternational Water Management Institute, 2014This document addresses the need for explicit inclusion of livelihoods within the environment nexus (water-energy-food security). The authors present a conceptualisation of ‘environmental livelihood security’, which combines the nexus perspective with sustainable livelihoods.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2012There has been a global shift in the way that water provision for urban water use is viewed. Governments are increasingly choosing to invest in environmental health. By protecting river systems, governments can reduce management costs.DocumentCambridge University, 2014This document is one of a series synthesizing the most pertinent findings of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) for specific economic and business sectors. It was born of the belief that the cities sector could make more use of AR5, which is long and highly technical, if it were distilled into an accurate, accessible, timely, relevant and readable summary. Key findings include:Document
Government by experiment? Global cities and the governing of climate change - Bulkeley - 2012 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library2012In this paper, we argue for an approach that goes beyond an institutional reading of urban climate governance to engage with the ways in which government is accomplished through social and technical practices.Document
Gender justice and climate justice: community-based strategies to increase women’s political agency in watershed management in times of climate changeYork University, 2011Women are one of the groups which are disproportionately affected by climate change in developing countries, especially in relation to culturally prescribed roles related to water management. Women are however, often un-represented in decision-making related to climate change.DocumentEnvironment and Planning A, 2010This academic article explores how participatory governance in urban environmental planning was implemented and experience in Durban, a coastal city in South Africa. The author, Aylett, contextualises participatory governance with the literatures on social justice and climate change.DocumentEcology and Society, 2013The authors argue that it is not only important to understand if adaptation as it is implemented in cities is just, but that the way in which it is conceptualized and planned must be just too. They call for the development of clear criteria for identifying justice in urban scale climate change responses. This article is organized into three sections.Document
Contesting climate justice in the city: Examining politics and practice in urban climate change experimentsScience Direct, 2014The concept of climate justice has been debated and contested at the scale of international climate change negotiations. Bulkeley and colleagues introduce the ways in which climate justice is being conceptualised, debated and pursued at the urban scale.DocumentWorld Bank, 2010This World Bank issues brief succinctly maps out potential climate financing opportunities for cities. It starts with describing the financing challenges and costs of adapting cities to resilient, low carbon development paths. The second section maps out current sources of urban climate finance, noting of case studies where cities have benefitted.