Municipal adaptation planning (MAP): A city-based framework for climate change adaptation

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Green CITYnomics: The Urban War against Climate Change, 2017, pp. 72-88
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This chapter presents a methodology for municipalities to develop an integrated adaptation plan. It presents an overarching framework for a municipal-level approach to adapting sectors to climate impacts and highlights examples of potential impacts for cities. The chapter also presents an overview of the problem posed by projected climate change, and requires further attention to detail in many areas before a clear adaptive strategy can be developed. National Adaptation Programmes of Action have been developed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for Least Developed Countries. Therefore, the major challenge for planners and policy-makers is to ensure that climate change impacts are considered and fully integrated into urban planning in order to pre-empt them or at least manage the residual impacts. The political discourse on climate change has been debated through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, but the agenda has in the past focused mainly on mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
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