Conceptualizing Urban Adaptation to Climate Change

6 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2012

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Margaretha Breil

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Katie Johnson

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Date Written: August 6, 2012

Abstract

Vulnerability to climate change is an increasingly relevant issue for urban policy makers. Recent efforts of urban management have looked beyond mitigation to focus on adaption measures to protect cities from increasing sea levels, temperatures and extreme events. Defining factors in urban climate change adaptation efforts include the level of administrative adaptation planning, the tools and information used in making policy choices, adaptation measures, and the roles of governance and finance.

Keywords: cities, urban areas, adaptation, climate change, governance

JEL Classification: Q51, Q54, R51, R58

Suggested Citation

Breil, Margaretha and Johnson, Katie, Conceptualizing Urban Adaptation to Climate Change (August 6, 2012). Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2125728

Margaretha Breil (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

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Venezia, 30122
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Katie Johnson

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
Venice, 30124
Italy

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