Progress and challenges in urban climate adaptation planning: results of a global survey

Cities are beginning to test ideas and share their experience in developing adaptation plans and identifying adaptive measures. However, the approaches cities are taking to prepare for climate impacts and the overall scope of activity associated with adaptation have not been assessed. To gain insight into global patterns of urban climate adaptation planning, a survey was sent to communities around the world that are members of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. The survey represents the first systematic study at this scale of adaptation initiatives and challenges. The summary of results presented in this report describes the strides ICLEI members have made with adaptation planning, challenges they are encountering, and resources and support they need in order to be prepared for climate impacts.

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