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Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor

Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World


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Resource type:Books
Keywords:Capacity development, Disaster preparedness, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, Environment, Urban
Agency:World Bank
Author(s):Baker, J.
Date published:2012

Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and the Urban Poor analyzes the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and disasters.

Through evidence and case studies from a number of cities—such as Dar es Salaam, Jakarta, Mexico City, and São Paulo—the book identifies key strategies that cities can pursue to build resilience for their vulnerable populations. These strategies are based on difficult policy decisions that must balance tradeoffs among risk reduction, urban development, and poverty reduction.

Policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students will find the book’s analysis robust and comprehensive, and abundant with global examples of policies and programs that have been implemented at the city level—including a review of financing options for local governments.

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