Cities adaptation for climate change: issues, challenges, and opportunities

Report / Paper

Cities adaptation for climate change: issues, challenges, and opportunities

AUTHORS: Dr. Divya Sharma, Dr. Sanjay Tomar, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2011

RESOURCE

2nd German Indian Conference on Research for Sustainability on Science and Technology: drivers for a common future [2nd Indo-German Conference on Research for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany, 27?28 April 2009, organized by the Federal Ministry of EducationThis paper overviews the impact of urban areas and cities on global warming and subsequent climate change and the risks associated with it. These risks pose a challenge to resource management and infrastructure planning and display the urgency of of adapting city-level operations to both current climate variability and future climate change. It is proposed that efforts be made to understand the impacts of climate change on Indian cities and assess the interventions to counter these impacts