The paper reviews the multiple climate change-urban linkages, disaggregating them into various key components through a generic ‘urban risk framework’. The paper further contextualises this framework in the context of a fast-growing city, Bangalore, in a semi-arid ecosystem to demonstrate the range of risks and vulnerabilities that are both
unique and generic to many other Indian cities.
The document concludes that addressing adaptation and mitigation issues, within sectoral/issue perspective, appears to be the most feasible risk management framework; particularly in the context of resource constraints within urban financial architecture and advantages of utilising synergies (co-benefits). The authors identify adaptation issues and prospects for the following key risk sectors:
- overall urban systems;
- terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure;
- water supply systems;
- waste water system;
- energy systems;
- food systems and security;
- transportation and communication systems;
- human health;
- poverty and access to basic services;
- poor and marginal social groups.
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- Assessing climate change risks and contextual vulnerability in urban areas of semi-arid India: The case of Bangalore
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC), University of Cape Town (UCT)