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Hundreds of millions of people in urban areas across the world will be affected by climate change. The vulnerability of human settlements will increase through rising sea levels, inland floods, frequent and stronger tropical cyclones, periods of increased heat and the spread of diseases. Climate change may worsen the access to basic urban services and the quality of life in cities. Most affected are the urban poor – the slum dwellers in developing countries.

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Secretary-General to press urban agenda at Rio +20
New York - 24/04/2012

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday told a high-level delegation of mayors, local and regional authorities that he would ensure rapid urbanisation around the world takes high priority on the Rio +20 agenda because the battle for sustainability would be won or lost in cities.

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Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UN-HABITAT & Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies )
10 Jun 13 - 28 Jun 13
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Frequent floods, landslides, extreme hot weather and other natural phenomena are more frequently affecting our cities. This recent increase in occurrences is in part attributed to climate change.

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