Best Practices

cities and climate action

Sustainable, Resilient, Responsible Cities

While projections for future climate change are most often defined globally, it is becoming increasingly important to assess how the changing climate will impact cities. Cities and their citizens already have begun to experience the effects of climate change. Warming is generally higher over land than over the ocean.

Understanding and anticipating these changes will help cities prepare for a more sustainable future. This means making cities more resilient to climate-related disasters and managing long-term climate risks in ways that protect people and encourage prosperity.

It also means improving cities’ abilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainable cities are emerging as the leaders and role models of the world. Best practices are being collected for posting now. Please submit your favorite examples of sustainable cities, best practices and case studies to Gary Chandler at

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