This manual provides local policy-makers and major stakeholders with a methodology to plan for climate change. These plans must address both mitigation (e.g., reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere) and adaptation (responding to the impacts of climate change). The publication stresses that, to be effective, local plans for climate change require the involvement of a variety of stakeholders and a specific focus on the most vulnerable groups. It also gives guidance so that any city can get started no matter how limited its resources. In particular, it describes “quick win” activities that address both climate and urban issues simultaneously.
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Organization: UNHABITAT, International Institute for Environment and Development
Topics: Finance, Water, Adaptation, Mitigation, COP22 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Guidance Document
Publication date: 2012