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Barcelona greening of neighbourhood squares
Barcelona is creating a more attractive and climate-friendly environment for its inhabitants. Change is happening before the eyes of its 1.6 million citizens as well as the wider world keen to learn from this consistently innovative city
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Mozambique - aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 2021
Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate-related disasters, and will benefit greatly from the UN Secretary-General's plan for Early Warnings for All. To cover all of the continent will take a huge effort, but the first steps have already been taken.
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Park area in Campinas, Brazil
Severe storms and flooding almost 20 years ago proved a turning point for Campinas. Since then, the Brazilian city has emerged as a global leader of climate resilient urban development
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Tunnel flooding in Matosinhos Portugal
Matosinhos has stepped up its ambition to reduce risk from fires, floods, and coastal erosion. The Portuguese city is doing this through close partnership with its citizens
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South Sudan man sweeping dry streets
A new initiative to improve the understanding of climate and disaster risk in humanitarian and fragile contexts, was announced today at COP27 in Egypt at a side event organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
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Street shade in Incheon
Incheon Metropolitan City is committed to protecting the lives and wellbeing of its more than 3 million citizens in the face of more frequent extreme temperatures
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SRSG Mami Mizutori with UN SG Guterres at COP 27
UN Secretary-General’s Early Warnings for All Action Plan, announced at COP27, advances UNDRR’s strategy for a world with zero climate disasters.
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Malmo, Sweden, is prioritizing the greening of its urban spaces
The coastal Swedish city of Malmö is transforming many parts of its city from an environmental, social, and economic perspective to strengthen its climate resilience. The municipality is keen to share its experience to inspire other local governments
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Urban garden planting in Mexico City
Mexico City has built a comprehensive risk governance system enabling it to scale up climate resilience action across the metropolitan area
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Smithills Estate leaky dam Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester has a population of almost 3 million residents and has an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2038. This forms part of a wider strategic approach to becoming a greener, fairer, and more prosperous city region
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