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Climate change, disaster risk and the urban poor

Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
Judy L. Baker, editor
ISBN : 978-0-8213-8845-7
eISBN : 978-0-8213-8960-7
DOI : 10.1596/978-0-8213-8845-7

19 juillet 2019

Poor people living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others and thus affordable. Residents are exposed to the impacts of landslides, sea-level rise, flooding, and other hazards.
The study is organized in four chapters covering :

(1) a broad look at climate change and disaster risk in cities of the developing world, with particular implications for the urban poor ;
(2) analysis of the vulnerability of the urban poor ;
(3) discussion of recommended approaches for building resilience for the urban poor ; and
(4) review of the financing opportunities for covering investments in basic services and other needs associated with climate and disaster risk.