Guiding Principles of Urban Climate Change Resilience


Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR) is the capacity of cities to function so the people living and working in them, particularly the poor and vulnerable, survive and thrive no matter what climate-related stresses or shocks they encounter. ADB promotes the use of a systemic approach in addressing climate change impacts, taking into consideration the relationships among urban systems. To do this, UCCR entails following seven guiding principles: combining hard and soft measures, engaging diverse perspectives through multi-stakeholder processes; enlisting different geographic (horizontal) and governance (vertical) scales; addressing today’s problems while embedding a long-term vision; tapping into local expertise; building leadership and local action; and focusing on vulnerable communities.

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