Cities are critically vulnerable to climate change. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), one of the world's most vulnerable regions to climate change, cities are already facing the growing risks of water scarcity, sea level rise, and extreme weather events such as heat waves and floods. These climate events increase mortality and morbidity, cause asset and economic losses, … [Read more...] about Eight strategies to adapt our cities to climate change
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Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) must get ready to face the serious consequences of climate change. With 81% of its population residing in urban areas, cities are at the forefront line to play a leading role in climate action. Why is this so important? Around 70% of the region's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated in urban areas and almost 80% of disaster losses … [Read more...] about Towards a Sustainable Future: Climate Action in Latin American and Caribbean Cities
Much has been written and debated about the role of cities as one of the main causes of climate change. Indeed, urban centers are a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, concentrating most of the world's population and most of the world's economic and industrial activity. However, cities have the potential to generate transformative actions aimed at addressing climate … [Read more...] about How can cities tackle climate change?
On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we want to get close to the metropolitan area of Lima and Callao. Here, the competent authorities are acting to tackle the shortage of water that affects to a large part of its population. This problem, although it is being worsen by the effects of climate change, has its origin in past poor water and urban … [Read more...] about How to improve urban planning and water governance by strengthening water management in cities?