Photo: Ben King www.bikeben.com
Action in urban centers is essential for successful climate change adaptation. By 2050, an estimated
6.2 billion people or 70 per cent of the global population will be living in cities. Climate risks in
urban areas are increasing, including rising sea levels and storm surges, heat stress, extreme
precipitation, flooding, landslides, drought, and water shortages, which will have widespread
negative impacts on people, economies and ecosystems, including health, livelihoods and assets.
To meet the needs of a rapidly growing urban population, a window of opportunity exists with USD 6
trillion expected to be invested in urban infrastructure development by 2030. The choice in the
design and performance of the new urban world will define the success or failure of the global path
to climate resilient, low-emission development.
This postcard calendar showcases examples of initiatives to build climate-smart, resilient and
liveable cities, to adapt to the impacts of climate change now, and to prepare for the future.
Individual pages can be sent as postcards.
Click on the image above for a post card and case study for each month. The full
calendar is electronically available here (17497 kB)