Cities are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, and they also endure the worst effects of the climate crisis. Sustainable urban planning policies can reduce cities’ vulnerability to climate risks for decades to come. This toolkit, aimed at both urban planners and climate adaptation specialists working for cities, provides guidance on integrating climate adaptation into the practice of urban planning. It is designed to help planners build a case for including adaptation measures when developing projects and engaging decision-makers, and supports cities in incorporating nature-based solutions and other mechanisms for reducing climate vulnerabilities to ensure practical, livable and just urban development.
The guide, produced by C40 Cities, includes nine case studies showcasing adaptation measures taken by cities around the world. It is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Urban Cable Cars in Medellín
This Peer-to-Peer Exchange brought together 20 participants from Freetown, Lima and Medellín to discuss planning and implementing urban cable cars within an integrated transportation system.
Freetown Climate Action Strategy
Freetown's first attempt toward delivering on its commitment to the Paris Agreement, this strategy presents innovative, evidence-based solutions to help the city adapt to climate risks while strengthening mitigation efforts.
Adaptation Finance Academy for Latin America
At this three-day workshop, city and national officials from Latin America shared their experiences and discussed approaches and mechanisms for financing local climate adaptation.
Clean Energy & Buildings Finance Academy
Hosted in Cape Town, this UrbanShift workshop brought together eight cities to discuss the promotion and financing of small-scale clean energy generation on public and private buildings.