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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 1: City Level Climate Change Plans and Policies
Based on interviews with experts from Quito and Mexico City regarding their experiences with city level climate change planning, practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia discussed local realities, and...
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 2: Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the City Level
Two Brazilian experts involved in climate vulnerability and risk mapping showed participants how such exercises have been carried out in large cities in the country, and why they are so...
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 3: Integrating Climate Considerations into Urban Land-Use Planning
Interviews with experts from Montevideo, Uruguay and Cartagena, Colombia provided details of how climate change considerations have been successful integrated into urban land-use planning. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin...
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 4: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction
This week’s discussion looked at city level disaster risk reduction strategies, and how the existence, or inexistence, of national DRR strategies can impact upon the development and effectiveness of these....
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 5: Early Warning Systems
In Discussion 5 of the online learning programme, Latin American experiences with early warning systems (EWS) in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Santa Cruz and La Paz, Bolivia,...
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 6: Community Involvement and Capacity Building for DRR
Interviews with Latin American experts about community engagement in DRR activities in the cities of Manizales, Colombia, and Teresópolis and Nova Friburgo, Brazil, served as the basis for this discussion....
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 7: Improving Infrastructure for Climate Resilience in Cities
This discussion allowed participants to analyse the infrastructural weaknesses in their cities that are becoming increasingly problematic given the changing climate. Experts from African, Asian and Latin American cities considered...
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 8: Climate Resilient Buildings and Urban Upgrading
Experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed programmes to improve climate resilience in commercial buildings and informal housing, or the lack thereof. In many cases, the existence of laws...
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ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 9: Low Carbon Development Strategies
This discussion, moderated by low-carbon expert Enrique Rebolledo, from Bajo Carbono, Mexico, focused on city level low-carbon development initiatives. Participants looked specifically at Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transportation, energy generation...
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