Addressing urban issues in national climate change policies

The Note is addressed primarily to decision-makers and stakeholders in the Global South engaged in developing national climate change policies. Define such policies in the present context as high-level documents that set forth in a consolidated manner a country’s approach both to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. More specifically, this Note seeks to help those teams to address a relatively narrow topic in the context of those policies:how their countries should deal with climate change in urban areas, and to empower local authorities as key actors in that effort.

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