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Cities fit for climate change

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The project aims to support cities in tackling the challenges presented by climate change. It advises 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 need to take into account new risk like increased flood hazards, for example by creating runoff and retention systems. The project analyses and processes existing concepts for resilient and low-emission urban development. Selected cities in India, Chile and South Africa are supported in developing their climate-sensitive strategies and their own financing options. Furthermore, they are able to communicate their experiences at international events and debates. The project supports the Habitat III process aimed at creating a new urban agenda, among other initiatives.

State of implementation/results

  • Inputs to UN-HABITAT conference in Quito delivered
  • Study to urban climate finance produced
  • In South Africa the development of a climate resilience plan was supported which will complement the spatial development framework.

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Project data

Chile, India, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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:
€ 3,500,000

11/2015 till 10/2018


Fact sheet:
Cities Fit for Climate Change (PDF | 961 KB)

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