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

Oliver Heidrich, Richard J. Dawson, Diana Reckien, Claire L. Walsh

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrbanization and global environmental change viewpoints : exploring local solutions to global challenges. Urbanization and global environmental change project
EditorsC. Griffith, M. Watkins
Place of PublicationTempe, AZ, USA
PublisherUrbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) International Project Office
Pages17-20
ISBN (Print)978-0-9888675-9-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUGEC Viewpoints
PublisherUrbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) International Project Office
Volume10

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