A report into the impact of climate change on cities, which is becoming increasingly important as more and more people live in them. One of the most severe impacts, which is already starting to bite, is cities running out of water.
The charity warns the toll of water shortages will be felt most by poor people in cities such as Harare, Zimbabwe and Kabul, Afghanistan. It is calling for an international fund to pay for loss and damage from climate impacts.
The study suggests that increasing temperatures under climate change are likely to be a significant risk to human health in Africa, as many cities may have similar features as Dar es Salaam, increasing the heat vulnerability of informal settlements.
This contributing paper investigates the process of how the pandemic risk had been building in the World Heritage (old) city of Ahmedabad by considering the old city as a ‘system’ and its functional and operational dimensions as ‘sibling systems’.
Scaling up and improving urban infrastructure can deliver considerable social, economic and environmental benefits. Yet, there is a gap between identifying projects for climate action and sustainable development and bringing such projects to fruition.
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)
Using data visualization capabilities, a 3D image highlights flooding risk over the Central Area of Dublin by the year 2100 – with over 8,500 buildings affected by coastal flooding, with an average depth of 1.7 meters.