ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities – Discussion 2: Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the City Level
- Successful mapping exercises will likely involve multi-stakeholder groups, including community members, will be backed with political support and integrated into city plans.
- Quantitative data from community members is extremely valuable because they best understand the local reality of risks.
- Lack of political concern for climate issues in cites, and the resultant lack of funding for climate initiatives, is a major barrier to meaningful urban climate risk mapping. Climate change continues to be considered a rural issue in many areas.
- Risk mapping alone is not enough, because often community members continue to occupy high risk areas; risk mapping should therefore be accompanied by awareness campaigns and strict monitoring of land use.
Other ELLA knowledge materials relating to City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation:
GUIDES AND BRIEFS
LEARNING ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTS