Adaptation to climate change in megacities of Latin America

Adaptation to climate change in megacities of Latin America

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.

The main objective of this publication is to document the current state of urban climate change adaptation practice in Latin America. It is a summary of the three workshops of the Regional Learning Network that was set up under the ClimateAdaptationSantiago project (CAS), encompassing six large Latin American cities (Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, São Paulo and Santiago). It aims to synthesize information on the manifestations and impacts of climate change in those Latin American cities that participated in the network, and above all, governance in the form of concrete actions.

The publication is based on information obtained from the participants in the three workshops, but also includes additional scientific input and reflections by the editors. All of this information makes a major contribution to highlighting the different paths these six cities are pursuing in response to climate change. To that end, the publication discusses the various courses of action on climate change adaptation, with the aim of learning from these cases and highlighting practical examples.

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