Publications | ELLA
19
Dec
2013
GUIDE

City-level Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Latin American cities are under increasing pressure from rapid urbanisation, while current impacts and potential threats from climate change are further exposing municipal vulnerabilities. City planners are responding to these twin pressures with innovations in climate-related policies and are making big strides in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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21
Nov
2013
BRIEFS

Rio de Janeiro City’s Early Warning System for Heavy Rain

The city of Rio de Janeiro has developed a highly efficient early warning system (EWS) that is having an impressive impact after just three years in operation. The measures employed are innovative, inclusive and non-resource intensive, and are thus highly applicable to cities in other developing regions.

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6
Sep
2013
BRIEFS

Capitalising on Public Transport: Reducing GHG Emissions in Latin American Cities

Energy efficient modes of transport - like Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, bicycles and electric taxis - are providing an effective means for reducing urban greenhouse gas emissions in Latin American cities.

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14
Jun
2013
BRIEFS

Turning Waste Into Resources: Latin America’s Waste-to-Energy Landfills

Waste management is typically viewed as a resource intensive activity. Yet some urban areas in Latin America have managed to turn this idea on its head by converting waste into energy and profit.

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4
Mar
2013
BRIEFS

City-level Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: The Case of Quito, Ecuador

The City of Quito is successfully mainstreaming innovative adaptation practices into development planning under a participative management platform. So how has it been possible to push forward these reforms?

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