Thematic Area

Climate Urban Resilience

Cities globally are highly exposed to disaster and climate-related risks. With accelerating urban growth, increasing exposure to climate change risks and multi-dimensional vulnerability, it is critical for cities to employ an integrated, climate risk-informed development approach to advance resilient lives and livelihoods, and achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For UNDP, the main areas of work are developing enabling environments and an evidence base to inform urban climate-risk management; enabling investments in urban climate resilience, including through nature-based solutions; and accelerating the ambition and scale of urban climate actions.