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By Cynthia Rosenzweig, William D. Solecki, Stephen A. Hammer, Shagun Mehrotra

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City components are domestic to over part the world's humans and are on the leading edge of the weather swap factor. the necessity for a world examine attempt to set up the present realizing of weather swap model and mitigation on the urban point is pressing. to satisfy this objective a coalition of foreign researchers - the city weather switch learn community (UCCRN) - was once shaped on the time of the C40 huge towns weather Summit in big apple in 2007. This ebook is the 1st UCCRN evaluation record on weather swap and towns. The authors are all overseas specialists from a various diversity of towns with various socio-economic stipulations, from either the constructing and constructed international. it truly is necessary for mayors, urban officers and policymakers; city sustainability officials and concrete planners; and researchers, professors and complex scholars.

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Key policy areas for explicitly addressing these challenges are: retrofitting existing urban residential development and infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as heat stress of residents; and devising strategies for seaports and airports, since they are both vulnerable to climate change and central to reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. 4â•… Urban climate change issues covered in ARC3 The ARC3 is divided into four parts: Introduction; Defining the risk framework; Urban sectors; and Cross-cutting issues.

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