When Cities Adapt

When Cities Adapt

Update: 2021-11-02
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Lis and Marcus discuss what their ideal climate-resilient cities would look and feel like - and Kobie Brand, the Africa regional director of the global cities network ICLEI, is back to talk about the exciting innovations happening in African cities, including the use of the Minecraft video game to map out climate adaptation strategies in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. And coffee farmer Hector Velasquez explains his crucial role in supporting San Salvador’s ambitions to become a ‘sponge’ city.

 

Find out more about:
- The UN's Global Adaptation Network: unep.org/gan
- Climate adaptation resources and multimedia: bit.ly/2Y8SavL
- CityAdapt: cityadapt.com/en
- The ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability: africa.iclei.org
- The Global Environment Facility: thegef.org

References:
- 68% of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, says UN: bit.ly/3Be7YvX
- A Practical Guide to Climate-resilient Buildings & Communities: bit.ly/3DgWlFg
- “Sponge City”: San Salvador uses nature to fight floods: bit.ly/3izMwKu

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When Cities Adapt

When Cities Adapt

The UN's Global Adaptation Network