This brochure highlights that natural hazard or change in climate can seriously affect urban poor and result in the loss of basic services, damage or destruction to homes, loss of livelihoods, disease, disability, and loss of life. It briefly presents the Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor, launched in 2009 with the aim to better understand these issues, and provides recommended actions to build resilience of the urban poor.

Download file: ENG

Organization: WB

Topics: Risk Reduction/Management, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2011

Language: English