The Tyndall Centre’s Urban Integrated Assessment Facility

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  2. Professor Richard Dawson
  3. Professor Jim Hall
  4. Dr Claire Walsh
  5. Dr Stuart Barr
  6. Aidan Burton
  7. Alistair Ford
  8. Professor Chris Kilsby
  9. Lucy Manning
Author(s)Dawson RJ, Hall JW, Walsh CL, Barker T, Barr SL, Batty M, Bristow A, Burton A, Carney S, Dagoumas A, Evans S, Ford AC, Glennis V, Goodess C, Harpham C, Harwatt H, Kilsby CG, Kohler J, Jones P, Manning L, McCarthy M, Sanderson M, Tight M, Timms M, Zanni A
Publication type Article
JournalUGEC Viewpoints
Year2010
Volume3
Issue
Pages8-12
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Cities are concentrations of vulnerability to the harmful impacts of climate change. They are also, directly and indirectly, responsible for the majority of the world’s emissions of greenhouse gasses. Fifty percent of the world’s population lives in cities, a number that is set to increase to 60% by 2030 (UN 2004). For all of these reasons, cities are on the front line in responding to the threats of climate change. Around the world there is a rowing awareness of the role that cities have to play in mitigating and adapting to climate change. A wide variety of measures are now being considered and piloted, including schemes to transform urban energy systems, reduce transport emissions, retrofit buildings, conserve water, build resilience to flooding and prepare for heat waves.
PublisherUrbanization and Global Environmental Change
URLhttp://ugec.org/docs/UGECViewMarch2010.pdf