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Cities fit for climate change

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs - South Africa, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU) - Chile, Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) - India
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
4.250.000,00 €

11/2015  till  06/2019


Cities Fit for Climate Change (PDF | 961 KB)


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