Addressing climate change in national urban policy: a policy guide for low-carbon and climate-resilient urban development

The National Urban Policy is a tool for government and other stakeholders that can assist with achieving more sustainable urban development. It also facilitates an enabling environment that allows stakeholders to take advantage of urban opportunity. How to address climate change in cities and human settlements represents one of the most pressing challenges facing urban policy-makers today. This Guide recommends how to mainstream such considerations into National Urban Policy, thus helping to empower national governments, local governments, and other stakeholders to effectively address climate change. There are 16 recommendations in total, spanning carbon-cutting, governance and adaptation to climate change and its impacts.