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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Climate Resilient Cities: A Primer on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters
provides city administrators with exactly what they need to know about the
complex and compelling challenges of climate change. The book helps local
governments create training, capacity building, and capital investment programs
for building sustainable, resilient communities. A step-by-step self-assessment
challenges policymakers to think about the resources needed to combat natural
disasters through an innovative hot spot risk and vulnerability identification
tool. This primer is unique from other resources in its treatment of climate
change using a dual-track approach that integrates both mitigation (lowering
contributions to greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for impacts of
climate change) with disaster risk management. The book is relevant both to
cities that are just beginning to think about climate change as well as those
that already have well established policies, institutions, and strategies in
place. By providing a range of city-level examples of sound practices around
the world, the book demonstrates that there are many practical actions that
cities can take to build resilience to climate change and natural disasters.