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Rosenzweig et al. 2018

Rosenzweig, C., W. Solecki, P. Romero-Lankao, S. Mehrotra, S. Dhakal, and S. Ali Ibrahim, 2018: Pathways to urban transformation. In Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3.2). C. Rosenweig, W. Solecki, P. Romer-Lankao, S. Mehotra, S. Dhakal, and S. Ali Ibrahim, Eds. Cambridge University Press.

Five pathways to urban transformation emerge throughout the Second Urban Climate Change Research Network Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2). These pathways provide a foundational framework for the successful development and implementation of climate action in cities. Cities that are making progress in transformative climate change actions are following many or all of these pathways. The pathways can guide the way for hundreds of cities — large and small, low-, middle-, and high-income — throughout the world to play a significant role in climate change action. Cities that do not follow these pathways may have greater difficulty realizing their potential as centers for climate change solutions. The UCCRN ARC3.2 Pathways are:

Pathway 1 — Integrate Mitigation and Adaptation: Actions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while increasing resilience are a win-win.

Pathway 2 — Coordinate Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are the cornerstones of resilient cities.

Pathway 3 — Co-generate Risk Information: Risk assessments and climate action plans co-generated with a full range of stakeholders and scientists are most effective.

Pathway 4 — Focus on Disadvantaged Populations: Needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable citizens should be addressed in climate change planning and action.

Pathway 5 — Advance Governance, Finance, and Knowledge Networks: Developing robust city institutions, advancing city creditworthiness, and participating in city research and action networks enable climate action.

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@inbook{ro01610f,
  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Solecki, W. and Romero-Lankao, P. and Mehrotra, S. and Dhakal, S. and Ali Ibrahim, S.},
  editor={Rosenweig, C. and Solecki, W. and Romer-Lankao, P. and Mehotra, S. and Dhakal, S. and Ali Ibrahim, S.},
  title={Pathways to urban transformation},
  booktitle={Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3.2)},
  year={2018},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press},
}

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