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Global Urban Research Centre

Responses to climate change 

Low-income urban populations in cities of the South are experiencing negative impacts of changing weather patterns associated with climate change and climate variability. Yet severe weather events that do not register as disasters nationally or internationally are rarely addressed in climate change adaptation debates. Identifying the adaptation strategies of urban poor households, small businesses and communities can help local authorities and public and private institutions improve their policies, and strategic plans and programmes aimed at building the long-term resilience of the urban poor.

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