Climate Change and Cities
|Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3) are projects of Columbia University, Hunter College of the City University of New York, and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Center for Climate Systems Research/NASA GISS
Earth Institute at Columbia University
• Cities neglect climate change risks due to a lack of scientific assessments
• To reduce climate risk in developing-country cities through city-specific climate risk assessments, and by crafting flexible adaptation and mitigation strategies to leverage existing and planned investments
Global Progress Assessment: To develop state-of-the-knowledge assessments on climate change and cities.
National – Across-city rapid climate risk assessments: To provide national city-specific rapid climate risk assessment of city development strategies and urban poverty programs.
City Level – City-specific, in-depth impacts assessments:To craft city-specific risk assessments, for adaptation and mitigation mechanisms in each sector as well as to identify co-benefits and integrated impacts.
Knowledge Sharing – Learning from doers: To derive adaptation and mitigation lessons from early adopters—such as London, Mexico, and New York—for knowledge sharing and capacity building.