September 30, 2017

#climatechange and #globalwarming are affecting glaciers worldwide. The city of Santiago in Chile depends on the Andes glaciers for its water supply. However, water availability is predicted to fall 40% by 2070, due to temperature rise and the continuous glacier retrea...

September 28, 2017

Climate change affects Bissighin, Burkina Faso, in several ways. The most critical and frequent are floods. Among the causes insufficient planning, equipment and infrastructure for adequate sanitation and rainwater use. UN-Habitat is developing different projects to in...

September 27, 2017

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“ Vulnerability of urban coastal communities to climate change. Climate change, a global phenomenon, is no longer a distant possibility but a current reality. Coastal areas are expected to be hit the hardest,...

September 26, 2017

With climate change hurricanes like Harvey are likely to increase in their frequency and extent. Interestingly, Sam Brody a Professor at Texas A&M University in a recently released article on CNN on the floods in Houston after Hurricane Harvey passed, claims that more...

September 23, 2017

While regions are suffering from floods, others are suffering from drought. Urban heat Islands are a common phenomenon whereby urban areas experience higher air temperatures than their rural surroundings. Some of the factors that provoke heat islands are building mater...

September 20, 2017

West Point, situated at the heart of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is highly exposed to sea level rise placing its residents at risk to related coastal hazards such as erosion, storm surges and inundation. The slum is densely populated and characterized by a consta...

September 17, 2017

Climate change is affecting life under water: 90% of the world's coral reefs are expected do disappear by 2050, threatening marine life that supports the jobs, food, tourism, medicine and protection of nearly half a billion people. In the city of El Nido, Palawan, in t...

September 16, 2017

Chile is among the countries which have agreed to take actions to mitigate and to adapt to climate change. Valdivia, located in the Southern part of Chile, is one of the rainiest cities in South America. Moreover, during winter it gets relatively cold in the city. Most...

September 13, 2017

One sector, which is often forgotten in the debate on climate change, is the urban waste sector. The global waste sector produces, between 2–15 % of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions depending on the source. The amount of GHG emissions has grown stead...

September 11, 2017

Belmopan, the capital city of Belize, is currently facing important urban challenges. UN-Habitat together with Belmopan’s City Council, have been working on a guidance plan for the sustainable development of the city. The new plan is an example of how a master plan bas...

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