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How prepared are UK cities for addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Oliver Heidrich, Professor Richard DawsonORCiD, Professor Claire Walsh


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Cities are increasingly aware of the need to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to changes in weather patterns, resulting in the production of urban climate change plans to coordinate interventions across multiple urban sectors (ARUP, 2011; Carbon Disclosure Project, 2011; Carmin et al., 2012; Hunt and Watkiss, 2011). Typically, multi-city studies have used questionnaires to gather evidence of urban climate preparedness, whereas this research has compiled and assessed approved and published climate change plans (Figure 1) by 30 cities in the UK (representing ~28 % of the UK’s population).

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Author(s): Heidrich O, Dawson RJ, Reckien D, Walsh CL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints

Year: 2014

Volume: 10

Pages: 17-21

Print publication date: 01/05/2014

Publisher: UGEC