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Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change: a review of the UNFCCC and other recent estimates
This is an evaluation of estimates of the costs of adaptation made by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2007 and by some preceding studies (UNFCCC, 2007; Stern,Expand
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Cities' contribution to global warming: notes on the allocation of greenhouse gas emissions
This paper suggests that the contribution of cities to global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is often overstated. Many sources suggest that cities are responsible for 75—80 per cent of allExpand
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Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature
© 2013 Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite. All rights reserved. One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South –Expand
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Towards pro-poor adaptation to climate change in the urban centers of low- and middle-income countries,'
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Sustainable Cities or Cities that Contribute to Sustainable Development?
This paper outlines a framework for assessing the environmental performance of cities in regard to the meeting of sustainable development goals. It also considers how the environmental goals fit withExpand
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Urbanization and its implications for food and farming
This paper discusses the influences on food and farming of an increasingly urbanized world and a declining ratio of food producers to food consumers. Urbanization has been underpinned by the rapidExpand
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The implications of population growth and urbanization for climate change
This paper considers the implications of population growth and urbanization for climate change. It emphasizes that it is not the growth in (urban or rural) populations that drives the growth inExpand
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The history, geography, and sociology of slums and the health problems of people who live in slums
Massive slums have become major features of cities in many low-income and middle-income countries. Here, in the first in a Series of two papers, we discuss why slums are unhealthy places withExpand
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Housing and health.
Prepared for James City County by the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech Page 1 of 2 Physical Health Substandard or low-quality housing can contribute negatively to aExpand
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