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Adapting to climate change in urban areas: the possibilities and constraints in low and middle income nations

This paper discusses the possibilities and constraints for adaptation to climate change in urban areas in low- and middle-income nations. These contain a third of the world’s population and a large proportion of the people and economic activities most at risk from sea-level rise and from the heatwaves, storms and floods whose frequency and/or intensity climate change is likely to increase.

Keywords: climate change and cities

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Satterthwaite, D et al (2007) Adapting to climate change in urban areas: the possibilities and constraints in low and middle income nations. Human Settlements Working Paper Series Climate Change and Cities No. 1. IIED, London