Thesis / Dissertation

Endogenous Climate Resilience: Informal Adaptation Pathways in the Pacific’s Small Island Developing Cities

Alexei Peter Trundle, Brendan Gleeson (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities, with an additional 2.5 billion people projected to join these urban inhabitants by the middle of the 21st century. With urban areas being both responsible for the vast majority of carbon emissions associated with energy use, and simultaneously facing substantive risks associated with climate impacts, it is clear that efforts to both mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts will be ‘won or lost’ in cities. The term resilience is increasingly being applied to these urban systems, particularly in reference to climate-driven shocks and stresses. The uptake of resilience thinking has been driven in part by its capacity to br..

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