Because the hubs of monetary job, towns force nearly all of the worlds strength use and are significant participants to worldwide greenhouse fuel emissions. simply because they're domestic to significant infrastructure and hugely centred populations, towns also are susceptible to the affects of weather switch, corresponding to emerging sea degrees, hotter temperatures and fiercer storms. while, greater city making plans and rules can decrease strength use and greenhouse fuel emissions and enhance the resilience of city infrastructure to weather switch, therefore shaping destiny trends. This publication exhibits how urban and metropolitan nearby governments operating in tandem with nationwide governments can switch the way in which we predict approximately responding to weather switch. The chapters examine: traits in urbanisation, monetary development, strength use and weather switch; the commercial advantages of weather motion; the function of city rules in lowering power call for, enhancing resilience to weather swap and complementing international weather guidelines; frameworks for multilevel governance of weather swap together with engagement with suitable stakeholders; and the contribution of towns to eco-friendly development, together with the greening of financial rules, innovation and jobs. The booklet additionally explores coverage instruments and most sensible practices from either OECD and a few non-member countries. towns and weather swap finds the significance of addressing weather switch throughout all degrees of presidency. neighborhood involvement via climate-conscious city making plans and administration may help in attaining nationwide weather ambitions and minimise tradeoffs among environmental and fiscal priorities at neighborhood degrees. The e-book might be appropriate to coverage makers, researchers, and others with an curiosity in studying extra approximately urbanisation and weather switch policy.
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A robust quantitative, evidence base is required to inform sound public policy development and implementation. Climate change is becoming an increasingly important policy driver for regional and urban economic development policies. Currently, large information gaps remain related to inter-jurisdictional comparability, common indicators and metrics to measure progress. Front and centre is the need for an evidence base to enhance the ability to identify and diffuse best practices, not only at local scale but also in terms of how national and local government partners can work better together.
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