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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 pdf-icon here (17497 kB) .

Resources on a number of databases with information on climate change adaptation, including all Nairobi work programme partners and Action Pledges for adaptation practices, good practices and profitable climate change adaptation activities being undertaken by private companies, communities' experiences on coping with climate change and much more
All UNFCCC publications on climate change adaptation, including books, brochures and leaflets about the Nairobi work programme, the NAPAs process and best practices in the least developed countries, the work programme on loss and damage and an extensive library of technical papers produced to support the process on adaptation
The least developed countries (LDC) Portal provides links to information of specific interest for LDCs, including on national adaptation programmes of action (NAPA), the work of the LDC Expert Group (LEG), the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), relevant LDC decisions and conclusions and frequently asked questions on NAPAs, the LEG and the LDCF
Keep updated with the UNFCCC Adaptation process by receiving regular updates containing information about the outcome of the latest official meetings and workshops, learning about upcoming events and opportunities for interaction and everything else on Adaptation to climate change under the UNFCCC


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