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How To Make Cities More Resilient - Handbook for Local Governments


Adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction work towards similar aim - reducing the potentially negative impacts of risks an area is exposed to. This handbook provides mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction, and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose. It discusses why building disaster resilience is beneficial; what are the synergies with adaptation; what kind of strategies and actions are required; and how to go about the task. It offers practical guidance to understand and take action on the "Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient" as set out in the global campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!".

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Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions


Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban

Geographic characterisation


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