International Financing Options for City Climate Change Interventions-An Introductory Guide
October 18, 2012
An Introductory Guide
Among global warming’s impacts, rising sea levels represent a particularly pressing concern. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the current level is expected to increase worldwide from 8 to 88 centimeters during the 21st century. Many of Asia’s largest cities are located on, or close to, the coast and thus would be severely affected. Global warming also means intensification of other violent weather events. This has a major impact on those living in poor quality housing and informal settlements often found in areas prone to natural disasters.
This study offers a structured overview of financial instruments available to cities to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. By doing so, the assignment contributes to:
- Raising awareness in relation to climate change funding for senior local government administration officials and consultants in the field of urban development and environmental management;
- Providing practical suggestions and ideas to local governments on how to use existing financial instruments as well as generating new financial resources for climate change adaptation and mitigation;
The International Financing Options for City Climate Change Interventions – An Introductory Guide is co-financed by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) and Policy Advise for Environment and Climate Change (PAKLIM).
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