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1 UCL / Newcastle University / Arizona State University Urban Sustainability Meeting – January 29, 2010 IIED’s work on urban sustainability and climate change Dr David Dodman Senior Researcher: Human Settlements and Climate Change International Institute for Environment and Development

2 International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) formed in 1971 formed in 1971 policy research institute working for more sustainable and equitable global development policy research institute working for more sustainable and equitable global development based in London, works globally through a network of long-term partners based in London, works globally through a network of long-term partners Research Groups: Human Settlements; Climate Change; Natural Resources; Sustainable Markets Research Groups: Human Settlements; Climate Change; Natural Resources; Sustainable Markets

3 Human Settlements Group achieving socially and environmentally beneficial urbanization (including land, shelter, water and sanitation) achieving socially and environmentally beneficial urbanization (including land, shelter, water and sanitation) reducing urban poverty: engaging with and supporting federations of the urban poor reducing urban poverty: engaging with and supporting federations of the urban poor adapting cities to climate change adapting cities to climate change securing rural-urban synergies: sustainable flows of people, capital, water, waste, food securing rural-urban synergies: sustainable flows of people, capital, water, waste, food

4 Climate Change Group equitable outcomes from climate change negotiations: working with LDC negotiators equitable outcomes from climate change negotiations: working with LDC negotiators building adaptive capacity of government and civil society actors: e.g. Capacity Strengthening in the Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) building adaptive capacity of government and civil society actors: e.g. Capacity Strengthening in the Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) generating awareness and understanding of climate change, poverty and sustainable development for advocacy purposes generating awareness and understanding of climate change, poverty and sustainable development for advocacy purposes

5 Climate Change and Cities research with partners (CLACC) research with partners (CLACC) local organizations and adaptation local organizations and adaptation research areas: land and shelter; poverty; gender; rural-urban linkages; water and sanitation; ecosystems; community-based adaptation research areas: land and shelter; poverty; gender; rural-urban linkages; water and sanitation; ecosystems; community-based adaptation global partners: UN-Habitat (GRHS, CCCI); World Bank; UNDP; IFRC; IPCC global partners: UN-Habitat (GRHS, CCCI); World Bank; UNDP; IFRC; IPCC publishing: Environment and Urbanization; teaching publishing: Environment and Urbanization; teaching


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