This E3G study draws attention to the fact that cities are ill-prepared to face possible climate change impacts. Little knowledge of local impacts exists, very few cities have an adequate adaptation strategy and most of them also lack resources to improve resilience. The authors call for more support and better risk governance with clear responsibilities in order to respond to these challenges.
A New Climate for Peace – Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks. Executive Summary. Berlin/London/Washington/Paris: adelphi, International Alert, The Wilson Center, EUISS. Authors: Rüttinger, Lukas; Gerald Stang, Dan Smith, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda, Alexander Carius, Oli Brown, Geoff Dabelko, Roger-Mark De Souza, Shreya Mitra, Katharina Nett, Meaghan Parker and Benjamin Pohl.
The Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC) team talked to Janani Vivekananda from the peacebuilding organisation International Alert about climate change and community resilience in South Asia.