Climate Change: Implications for Cities

A new briefing distilling the key findings of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), demonstrates the implications of climate change to urban areas.

The cities summary is one of a series of thirteen, based upon The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). AR5 represents the most comprehensive overview of climate science to date and is the fact base that will used by governments and businesses to formulate climate policy in the coming years. The set of summaries cover the broad implications of climate change, how the IPCCC works and give an overview of the physical science, as well as adaptation and mitigation options. The summaries, in addition to cities, cover the energy sector, investors and financial institutions, the transport sector, the tourism industry, the agricultural sector, fisheries and aquaculture, the defence sector, primary industries, employment and buildings.

This publication has been developed and released by the European Climate Foundation, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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