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IPCC AR5 - Climate Change: Implications for Cities
The Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate.

Many emerging climate change risks are concentrated in urban areas. The world’s urban population is forecast almost to double by 2050, increasing the number of people and assets exposed to climate change risks.
Cities will be affected by climate change-related events such as rising temperatures, heat stress, water security and pollution, sea-level rise and storm surges, extreme weather events, heavy rainfall and strong winds, inland flooding and food security issues.

Steps that build resilience and enable sustainable development in urban areas can accelerate successful climate change adaptation globally.
City-based sectors with potential for mitigation include buildings, energy, transport, and industry.
  • Monitor & Evaluate
  • Reporting
  • Energy
  • Policy
  • Renewables
Type of resource:
  • Report
  • Electronic resource
  • Awareness raising
  • Guidance
  • Monitoring
  • Policy (international)
  • Reporting
Author: Rian van Staden
Publisher: European Climate Foundation (ECF), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School (CJBS), Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Published in: 5, 2014
Relevant for:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Northern America
  • Oceania
  • Residential
  • Buildings
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • English
Free to use: No
Terms of use / copyright info:
Reproduction and use: The materials can be freely used to advance discussion on the implications of the AR5 and consequences for business.
The report is made available to any and all audiences via the Creative Commons License BY-NC-SA. This document is available for download from the CISL website:
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