Urbanization and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Global South

Climate change increasingly brings serious threats to the livelihoods, safety, poverty reduction and future economic development prospects of  the poorest and most vulnerable areas of the world, the developing countries. As the majority of developing countries are in tropical and sub-tropical regions, these areas are likely to be seriously impacted by climate change. Large areas in Asia, Africa, Latin American and the Small Island States (ie Mauritius) have been indentified by the United Nations, the World Bank and other international agencies as among the most vulnerable regions. And these developing countries are further at risk due to the limited resources and capabilities of governments as well as the poor to cope with adverse climate impacts.

The attached and referenced article seeks to identify key adaptation issues facing the Global South, along with and potential areas in which planning professionals and organizations in the developed world may contribute to assisting those in the Global South.

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