The Climate Centre provides guidance and resources for inclusive urban climate action at scale. The team engage in policy dialogue, leading research efforts and supporting action on the ground.
We partner with Red Cross Red Crescent components, cities, universities, and various urban networks to reduce climate impacts on vulnerable city-dwellers.
The urban team also has a special focus on the urban heat-risk, coastal cities, and small and medium enterprises.
Can’t take the heat podcasts by Roop Singh have run for three seasons from June 2020 and were ending this year.
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, told the 2022 World Urban Forum that the “climate emergency, pandemics, the housing crisis, violence and conflict all converge in cities”.
With the Global Disaster Preparedness Center and the Global Heat Health Information Network, we have launched a research programme for 12 low- and middle-income countries looking at impacts, thresholds, and the public perception of risk.