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Cities fit for climate change

As of: January 2022

The project supported cities in tackling the challenges presented by climate change. It advised city governments on how to adapt their development plans (land-use plans and binding development plans), urban development strategies, and urban design ideas etc. and put them into practice in a way that creates cities fit for climate change. Cities needed to take into account new risk like increased flood hazards, for example by creating runoff and retention systems. The project analysed and processes existing concepts for resilient and low-emission urban development. Selected cities in India, Chile and South Africa were supported in developing their climate-sensitive strategies and their own financing options. Furthermore, they were able to communicate their experiences at international events and debates. The project supported the Habitat III process aimed at creating a new urban agenda, among other initiatives.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.

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Project data

Chile, India, South Africa

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs - South Africa
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) - India
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU) - Chile

Implementing partner(s):
  • Department of Cooperative Governance - South Africa
  • Internationale Städteplattform für nachhaltige Entwicklung - Connective Cities - Deutschland
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU) - Chile
  • Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) - India
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
  • South African Local Government Association (SALGA) - South Africa
  • The Chilean Network of Municipalities for Climate Action (REDMUNICC) - Chile
  • Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO)

BMU grant:
4.250.000,00 €

11/2015  till  06/2019


Cities Fit for Climate Change (PDF | 961 KB)


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