Development | Magazine Articles | VOL. 14, ISSUE 85, July-August 2014 |

Climate Change, Cities and Urban Poor

Cities are hubs of assets and economic activities, and therefore of population. Cities also degrade the environment, significantly contributing to climate change directly or indirectly. At the same time cities are also vulnerable to climate change impacts. Though degradation is primarily attributable to the affluent urban section, its repercussions impact the urban poor much more. With an already low level of access to basic infrastructure, climate change adversities are likely to worsen the environment for the urban poor. However, the...

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