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21
Sep
2015
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina

This paper, Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina, examines the city’s urban agriculture programme, the contribution of green areas to reducing the Urban Heat Island, the transportation and conservation of food and the effects of UPA on run-off and infiltration of storm water.

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23
Oct
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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5
Ago
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Adaptation to Climate Change in Megacities of Latin America

This publication from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean aims to document current urban climate change adaptation practice in Latin America by summarising the three workshops of the ClimateAdaptationSantiago project (CAS).

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17
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Mega-Cities & Infrastructure in Latin America: What its People Think

In late 2013, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducted a multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of life, the needs of urban infrastructure and the standards of public services.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

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 considered means of enhancing urban climate plans and policies.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

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 important. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed whether risk mapping has been carried out in their cities, whether there has been a climate focus and the challenges that need to be overcome for mapping to be more effective.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

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 America discussed how these and other methods might be adopted in their respective cities.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 4: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

This online discussion brought together a range of African, Asian and Latin American experts to debate urban climate disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, and analyse the importance of political and financial support in effectively reducing climate risk.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 5: Early Warning Systems

Based on case studies of Brazilian, Colombian and Bolivian experiences with early warning systems (EWS) for sudden-onset extreme weather events in urban areas, experts from Africa, Latin America and Asia examined how EWS may be enhanced in their cities.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 6: Community Involvement and Capacity Building for DRR

Based upon successful example of community participation in urban DRR in Latin America, experts from Africa and Asia discussed existing practices in their cities and how community involvement might be enhanced.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 7: Improving Infrastructure for Climate Resilience in Cities

Experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed infrastructural weakness in cities that are exacerbated by climate change, considered the causes for such weaknesses and possible means of overcoming these. Examples of successful programmes related to energy, housing, waste management and water management in Latin American cities were shared with Learning Alliance participants.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 8: Climate Resilient Buildings and Urban Upgrading

This discussion encouraged participants to share examples of laws, programmes and projects that have improved the resilience of commercial and residential buildings to climate change. In particular, participants discussed the concept of green building, urban upgrading in informal settlements and green roofing.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 9: Low Carbon Development Strategies

Based on successful Latin American practices in low-carbon transport, energy efficiency and waste management, experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed the current state low carbon development strategies in their cities, and the need for further actions.

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8
Abr
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Growing Greener Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This new FAO report – in English and Spanish – looks at the progress that has been made toward realising 'greener cities' in which urban and peri-urban agriculture is recognised by public policy and included in urban development strategies and land-use planning. It is based on the results of a survey in 23 countries and data on 110 cities and municipalities.

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30
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Introducing the Cities Footprint Project

The City Footprints project focuses on assessing the carbon and water footprints of each municipal government and of each participating city, and on promoting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and water management measures that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation respectively.

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22
Ene
2014
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.

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9
Ene
2014
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

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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19
Dic
2013
GUÍA

Adaptación y mitigación del cambio climático en zonas urbanas

Las ciudades de América Latina se encuentran cada vez bajo más presión debido a una urbanización acelerada, mientras que los impactos actuales y las amenazas potenciales derivadas del cambio climático ponen en evidencia las vulnerabilidades municipales. Los planificadores de la ciudad están respondiendo a estas dos presiones utilizando innovaciones en las políticas relacionadas con el clima y están alcanzando importantes avances en cuanto a la mitigación y la adaptación al cambio climático.

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21
Nov
2013
Resumenes

Sistema de alerta temprana (SAT) para lluvias intensas en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro

La ciudad de Río de Janeiro ha desarrollado un Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) de alta eficiencia que está teniendo un impacto impresionante después de solo tres años de funcionamiento. Las medidas empleadas son innovadoras, inclusivas y eficientes, por lo que son muy aplicables a ciudades de otras regiones en desarrollo.

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6
Sep
2013
Resumenes

Reformando el transporte público para reducir las emisiones de GEI en ciudades de América Latina

Modos de transporte de mayor eficiencia energética, como los sistemas de Buses de Tránsito Rápido (Bus Rapid Transit - BRT), las bicicletas y los taxis eléctricos, proporcionan medios efectivos para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en las ciudades de América Latina.

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14
Jun
2013
Resumenes

Convirtiendo los residuos en recursos: Vertederos de conversión de residuos en energía en América Latina

La gestión de residuos es tradicionalmente reconocida como una actividad que requiere de una gran cantidad de recursos. Sin embargo, algunas áreas urbanas en América Latina han logrado transformar el tema convirtiendo los residuos en energía y ganancia.

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26
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Linkages Between Population Dynamics, Urbanization Processes and Disaster Risks: A Regional Vision of Latin America

This report from UNISDR responds to growing concerns about the higher incidences and impacts of disasters on the population and economy in urban areas of the region. Governments in Latin America and the international community have increased efforts to create forward-looking, corrective and prospective risk management strategies.

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4
Mar
2013
Resumenes

Estrategias de adaptación al cambio climático en zonas urbanas: El caso de Quito, Ecuador

La ciudad de Quito está integrando prácticas innovadoras de adaptación en la planificación para el desarrollo de manera satisfactoria a través de una plataforma de gestión participativa. ¿Cómo ha sido posible impulsar estas reformas?

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