SUP Volume II: What the Latest Science on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability means for Cities and Urban Areas

Topic

Cities

Region

Global

Published: November 2022

The Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) Volume II focuses on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in cities and urban areas. Drawing on latest research, this volume summarises key findings of the IPCC Working Group II Report for urban policy makers. The scale, reach, and complexity of contemporary urbanization compounds climate risks and conditions adaptation. While cities are embedded in diverse regional contexts and differentially exposed to climate risks, they present key opportunities for a more rapid transition to equitable and climate-resilient development. This volume highlights how cities and regions are a primary locus for innovation and societal choices towards adaptation solutions and shifting towards climate-resilient development pathways.

Watch Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements; and IPCC Coordinating Lead Author, distill the key messages.

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