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Urban focus in climate change adaptation and risk reduction

Städer i fokus för klimatanpassning och riskreducering
  • Christine Wamsler
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Publication/Series: Klimat i Fokus
Volume: 12
Document type: Report
Publisher: Lund University Sustainability Forum

Abstract english

Urban communities will face increased risks, such as floods, landslides, heat stress and fires and water scarcity, as a consequence of climate change. The latest IPCC report (AR5)

has for the first time devoted a whole chapter to urban areas. The assessment stresses the need to tackle urban risk through more effective adaptation planning.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • urban planning
  • cities
  • disaster risk reduction
  • climate change adaptation
  • urban resilience
  • ecosystem services


Christine Wamsler
E-mail: christine [dot] wamsler [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

P.O. Box 170, SE-222 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46(0)46- 222 80 81
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