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Social vulnerability to climate change in European cities – state of play in policy and Practice

  title={Social vulnerability to climate change in European cities – state of play in policy and Practice},
  author={Margaretha Breil and Clare Downing and Aleksandra Kaźmierczak and Kirsi M{\"a}kinen and Linda Romanovska and Emma Terama and Robert Swart},
Climate change impacts do not affect all citizens in the same way. They often cause worse impacts on certain vulnerable groups within cities. The aim of this technical paper is to provide the state-of-play in policy and practice for addressing social vulnerability to climate change in urban areas. 

Building Resilient Cities: Climate Change and Health Interlinkages in the Planning of Public Spaces

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referee comment to Selecting and analysing climate change adaptation measures at six research sites across Europe

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Geodesign Experiments in Areas of Social Vulnerability in the Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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As the emphasis in climate change research, international negotiations, and developing‐country activities has shifted from mitigation to adaptation, vulnerability has emerged as a bridge between