By Rahul Singh, Senior Project Officer – Sustainability at ICLEI South Asia and Bedoshruti Sadhukhan, Programme Coordinator – Sustainability at ICLEI South Asia Introduction It is projected that two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050. According to the Global Commission on Economy and Climate, urban centers in India will house over 600 million people.
Impacts from climate change are already being experienced worldwide and are only projected to continue: extreme weather events with higher frequency and intensity, higher precipitation in some areas, drought in other areas, rising sea level and more. Cities are often at the most risk to impacts of climate change due to their frequently coastal locations
This post is part of our live blog series from the Resilient Cities 2015 congress. For more live blogs, please click here. The fragile lagoon of Porto-Novo, Benin, which has unique biodiversity, is regularly subjected to flooding. Zinsou Daniel Hounkpevi (Head of Technical Services, Benin) highlighted the extreme flooding of 2010 and the struggle to