Minimizing Climate Risks Through Comprehensive Planning – Reducing Exposure and Vulnerability in ‘Urbanizing Cities’
9 October @ 10:30 - 12:00 UTC+2
The world is getting urbanized, half of the cities that would exist in 2050 are being built. Therefore, now is the time to have and practice the ‘comprehensive’ understanding of the climate change risks, its drivers and abettors. While the hazards such as sea level rise, water scarcity etc. have drawn the attention of urban practitioners and researchers, in this session, we aim to bring attention to equally important factors that can exacerbate the exposure and vulnerability to such hazards and therefore enhancing climate change risks. We would discuss possible pathways for cities particularly those in the Global South to reduce such exposures and vulnerabilities.
Simpler understanding of key findings from the IPCC reports and academic communities regarding future vulnerability and exposure trends in cities and highlighting avenues to consider while planning for human settlements from the climate change perspective. Participants should gain the practical understanding of ‘complex’ nature of the climate change drivers and pitfalls to avoid.