Cities and Climate Change-1The impact of climate change on cities and towns, as well as the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels are among the foremost challenges to urban management today in creating sustainable cities. The creation of sustainable cities requires the minimized use of non-renewable resources; the use of renewable resources; and for cities to stay within the absorptive capacity of local and global waste absorption limits. Measures taken to attain these objectives provide the link between the natural and built environments, or, put another way, between the green and brown agendas.

Published by: UN-Habitat Headquarters
Date published: October 5 2009
Publication type: Fact Sheet — Download PDF
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Urban Planners Key To Meeting Challenges Of Climate Change & Natural Disasters-1This is a summary press release of a component of the Global Report on Human Settlements 2009.

The UN-Habitat report Planning Sustainable Cities: Global Report on Human Settlements 2009 argues that better urban planning offers the best opportunity to reduce emissions through economies of scale and large scale urban initiatives; it also calls for better long term post-disaster management strategies.

Published by: UN-Habitat Headquarters
Date published: October 5 2009
Publication type: Media Release — Download PDF 
Pages: 2