3 edition of Climate change and cities found in the catalog.
Climate change and cities
|Statement||edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig ... [et al.].|
|Contributions||Urban Climate Change Research Network|
|LC Classifications||HT241 .C595 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiii, 286 p. :|
|Number of Pages||286|
|LC Control Number||2011276555|
This book explores why climate change responsiveness policies for cities have been slow to gain traction, introduces the various dimensions, from a cross-disciplinary perspective, from regional, local and urban perspectives, and proposes an alternate short-term economic model. Climate change is a global phenomenon that largely impacts urban life. Rising global temperatures causes sea levels to rise, increases the number of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms, and increases the spread of tropical diseases. All these have costly impacts on cities' basic services, infrastructure, housing, human livelihoods and health.
5 hours ago Importantly, areas of the United States where human exposure would increase the most is where climate change and population increase in tandem. Meanwhile, urban development has . During the conference, the Earth Institute-based Urban Climate Change Research Network released its Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC), a report authored by more than scientists from around the world. One of the lead authors and editors of the report, Cynthia Rosenzweig, head of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Institute for .
The Green New Deal Overlooks Cities’ Role Climate change discussions must not ignore the impacts that local governments and extreme weather have on one another. It is therefore essential to make cities an integral part of the solution in fighting climate change. A part of this article was inspired and based on the “Renewables in Cities Global.
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Climate Change in Cities offers a refreshingly frank view of how complex cities and city processes really are. Assessing the practical and lived experiences of cities around the world, this volume points to the real and often still unharnessed climate innovation in cities, and analyses the wicked mix of challenges and opportunities they.
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The book explicitly seeks to explore the implications of changing climatic conditions on critical urban. Cambridge Core - Climatology and Climate change and cities book Change - Climate Change and Cities - edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig. Cambridge Core - Environmental Policy, Economics and Law - Climate Change and Cities - edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig.
Cities around the world are the “main cause of climate change” but can also offer a part of the solution to reducing the harmful greenhouses gases that are causing global temperatures to rise according to UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif. The book also explores policy tools and best practices from both OECD and some non-member countries.
Cities and Climate Change reveals the importance of addressing climate change across all levels of government. Local involvement through “climate-conscious” urban planning and management can help achieve national climate goals and minimise.
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Responding to climate change is a profound challenge. A variety of actors are involved in urban climate governance, with municipal governments, international organisations, and funding bodies pointing to cities as key arenas for response.
This book provides the first critical introduction to these challenges, giving an overview of the science. Responding to climate change is a profound challenge. A variety of actors are involved in urban climate governance, with municipal governments, international organisations, and funding bodies pointing to cities as key arenas for response.
This book provides the first critical introduction to these challenges, giving an overview of the science. To meet this goal a coalition of international researchers - the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) - was formed at the time of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York in This book is the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities.3/5(2).
Cities - both as political and material entities - are increasingly playing a critical role in shaping the trajectory and impacts of climate change action. However, their policy, planning, and governance responses to climate change are fraught with tension and contradictions.
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climate change. Cities cover around 2% of the Earth’s surface but produce up to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Measures taken in different sectors, for example in buildings, transport and choice of energy sources, affect the level of emissions.
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This book provides a critical analysis of the role of cities in addressing climate change and the prospects for ur As key sites in the production and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, cities will be crucial for the implementation of international agreements and national policies on climate change.3/5(8).
Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate : Harriet Bulkeley.
Goodell, who has written other books about climate change, here travels the world to cities like Lagos, Rotterdam and Venice that are at risk of vanishing if the rise in water levels follows. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has produced this book to highlight the concerns and needs of developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change.
This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small.Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world's cities.
Now home to over half the world's population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.Changing Climate Politics provides a comprehensive account of the current state of government action and political participation in the United States on the issue of climate change.
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