SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
This Spotlight presents an overview of some of the most important organisations supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation in Latin American cities.
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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...
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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...
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REVIEW
ELLA Expert Review: Disaster Risk Management in Cities
Here Dr. Fernando Aragón-Durand, an expert member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Disaster Risk Management in cities, drawing in...
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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...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities
This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities.
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GUIDE
Urban Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities
Complex interactions between urban population dynamics, social processes and a wide variety of natural hazards are increasing the vulnerability of Latin American cities to disaster risk. So how are cities...
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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...
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities
This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations working on disaster risk management (DRM) in cities across Latin America. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as...
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BRIEFS
Pushing Through Reform: Lima’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy
In 2012, the City of Lima successfully launched an integrated DRM strategy, creating a budget of US$ 200 million for specific DRM actions benefiting 3.5 million of its most vulnerable...
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