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Climate change and cities

With more than half of the world's population now living in cities - and many more set to live there by mid-century - urban efforts to cut emissions and adapt to climate change will determine not just the comfort of future residents but whether global efforts to curb climate change will work


In traffic-tied Nairobi, the way forward may be on foot Kagondu Njagi
In bid for healthy cities, Ethiopia aims to boost urban green Elias Gebreselassie
Battered by climate change, U.S. cities discuss 'managed retreat' Carey L. Biron
Zero carbon at sea? Rotterdam port eyes a greener future Isabelle Gerretsen
Vancouver mayor departs with 'Greenest City' goal uncertain Gregory Scruggs
Philippine resort city chooses 'morally correct' low-carbon path Rina Chandran
Cycling city Copenhagen sprints to be first carbon-neutral capital Lin Taylor
Boomtown Seattle aims to add jobs - and subtract emissions Gregory Scruggs
As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps Waqar Mustafa
Heatwave threats rarely an urban priority, even as risks rise Laurie Goering
Fearing tourist drought, Cape Town charts a new water relationship Laurie Goering
Cities face big rise in heat, flood risks by 2050 - researchers Laurie Goering
Nairobi looks for new water to ease its growing thirst Kagondu Njagi
South Africa aims for 'zero carbon' buildings in green push Munyaradzi Makoni
African cities pledge to cut emissions to zero by 2050 Eromo Egbejule
Falling Freetown Nicky Milne and Timothy Moss
Climate battle will be won or lost in cities Adela Suliman
Five ways to make parched cities cooler Adela Suliman
Carbon cuts could help 15 cities each avoid 1 mln early deaths Sebastien Malo
In the rush to develop, Asia's cities advised to think green Kieran Guilbert
Water rationing in Brazil's capital to end by December Karla Mendes
Nature calling: Crammed cities go green for climate, health Sophie Davies
Look at consumption when assigning blame for global warming -study Sebastien Malo
Cities, scientists unite against climate change at U.N. summit Sebastien Malo
LA makes plans for sudden shocks, long-term calamity Ellen Wulfhorst
With pumps and canals, Sri Lanka’s capital moves to cut flood risk Amantha Perera
Search for new urban water sparks conflict in parched Malawi Charles Pensulo
European cities need to adapt now to future drought, floods Alex Whiting
Montreal mayor pins climate hopes on public transport boost Sophie Hares
Researchers team up with cities to make resilience a reality Michael Taylor
Opinion
Women are an "unstoppable" force for climate action Anne Hidalgo
Parched Cape Town, flood-prone Miami help confront water risks Megan Rowling
Hotter summer highs means cities face increasingly deadly risks Laurie Goering
Opinion
Financing sustainable infrastructure: a tale of two cities Sarah Colenbrander & Denise Chan
Opinion
Climate-resilient, migrant-friendly cities could bail out Dhaka Saleemul Huq
With Irma - and power cut - Miami gets taste of deadly heat Adriana Brasileiro
Opinion
Poorest bear brunt of climate shocks in cities Zoe Tabary
From jams to floods, can Indonesia's "Big Durian" be fixed? Michael Taylor
From better bulbs to more trees, Assisi takes on climate change Alex Whiting
World Bank invests $4.5 bln to arm cities against climate change Sophie Hares
Sponges, forests and air corridors: how nature can cool cities Astrid Zweynert
Cooling vests aim to help migrant workers weather the Gulf's heat Heba Kanso
Drought-hit Cape Town learns resilience lessons the hard way Megan Rowling
Opinion
What real action on climate change looks like Bill De Blasio
Extreme heat – an "unseen threat" – burns US urban poor Sebastien Malo
Cartagena struggles to get climate plan into action Fabiola Ortiz
Greek cities eke out resources to help the vulnerable Sophie Hares
Fighting climate change can boost jobs, cut inequality - NY mayor Sophie Hares
In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land Adriana Brasileiro
As climate change drives child marriage, Bangladesh fights back Laurie Goering
Indian builders pledge "green" homes in race to meet climate goals Rina Chandran
City plan aims for flood-free growth in Argentina's Santa Fe Sophie Hares
Indigenous knowledge crucial to tackling climate change - experts Zoe Tabary
U.S. mayors rally to create 'groundswell of climate leadership' Adriana Brasileiro
From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in African cities Laurie Goering
California, other states vow to lead as Trump exits Paris deal Reuters
Cash-strapped cities struggle to clean up their climate act Megan Rowling
As cities surge, careful planning needed for the 'invisible' poor Laurie Goering
Cities urged to 'embrace new reality' of mass migration Sophie Hares
Sydney's big bash gives way to speed climate action Laurie Goering
Freewheeling Bangkok lays path to safer, more liveable city Thin Lei Win
Cities best armed to fight climate change: UN climate chief Astrid Zweynert
INTERVIEW-India's "Diamond City" finds ways to keep its sparkle Thin Lei Win
Cities must lure private dollars fast to meet climate goals Alex Whiting
After Katrina, New Orleans learns to live with water Megan Rowling
From royalty to smart buildings, Stockholm takes climate action Laurie Goering
'Ability to resist' makes women able climate leaders: Paris mayor Anna Pujol-Mazzini
In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments Reuters
'No time for trial and error': Cape Town mayor in green push Laurie Goering
Despite city's new resident, Washington D.C. pushes climate action Laurie Goering
Climate change fight will be won or lost in cities: experts  Thin Lei Win
Can the UN Habitat summit help the urban poor? Chris Arsenault
Opinion
Where are the world's most fragile cities? Robert Muggah
Cities forge world's largest alliance to curb climate change Sebastien Malo
Chaotic urbanisation puts cities in harm's way: UN Megan Rowling
Small cities unprepared for population flood Sophie Hares
FACTBOX-Rocketing urban growth challenges city resilience Sophie Hares
Kigali's poor bring rural self-help spirit to Rwanda's urban woes Kagondu Njagi
INTERVIEW-"Global policymakers don't lead revolutions, cities do" Zoe Tabary
Green future? East Asia's cities grapple with growth Thin Lei Win
Congested Mexico City must look skyward to grow: official Sophie Hares
Opinion
What works to build urban resilience – and what doesn’t? Shreya Mitra and Joe Mulligan
Rising tide of climate migrants spurs Dhaka to seek solutions Laurie Goering
Opinion
How to move on from disaster risk - literally Sohara Mehroze Shachi
Cities "woefully unprepared" for rising disaster risk - World Bank Laurie Goering
'Give us powers to raise climate change funds', say world's mayors Paola Totaro
Innovation needed to turn on climate cash tap for the poor Laurie Goering
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