Adaptation to climate change using green and blue infrastructure: a database of case studies
University of Manchester
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This document presents a database of case studies which showcases climate change adaptation approaches, with a particular emphasis on those relating to green and blue infrastructure. It features some actions already taken or currently underway in a number of locations to respond to weather-related disasters and extreme events that cause significant losses (for example floods, wild fires, hurricanes, landslides, or heat waves), which will aid long term adaptation to future climate change. The most extreme case reported is New Orleans' hurricane Katrina.
The document describes in detail the process that have supported the implementation of adaptation responses in a range of urban areas across the world, and identifies and highlights key factors in different areas (e.g. governance, stakeholder relationships, science and research) that influenced the success of adaptation responses in different locations. It is aimed to meet an important need in terms of progressing green and blue infrastructure adaptation responses, and to act as a valuable resource for a wide range of stakeholder communities engaged in these activities.