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    Promoting urban green travel

    China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, 2013
    Extensive traffic congestion and air pollution from road traffic in Chinese cities pose significant health and safety threats, compromise operational efficiency, and increase fuel consumption. Factors that contribute to this problem include rapid and extensive urbanization, increased usage of private cars, and the deterioration of good walking and cycling environments.
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    Peri-urban water security: an agenda for water governance

    Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia, 2013
    Water governance needs to mainstream peri­-urban water security.  As cities grow, policy makers and planners focus onmeeting the needs of  urban populations. This happens at the expense of the peri-urban and the rural. For instance, it is very common to divert physical flows of water from villages to cities.
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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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    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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    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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    Climate-informed decisions: The Capital Investment Plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions

    World Bank, 2015
    This working paper focuses on capital investment. It concludes that relatively minor alterations to common procedures can reveal the trade-offs and local benefits of low carbon alternatives in the capital investment planning process.
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    Reimagining India’s Urban Future: A framework for securing high-growth, low-carbon, climate resilient urban development in India

    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2015
    This paper reviews the current state of the literature on Indian urbanisation to analyse existing urban development trajectories at the state level.

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