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Date of publication: 
April 2012
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/6018
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

Poor people living in slums are at
particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change
and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land
within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others
and thus affordable. This study analyzes the key challenges
facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with
climate change and disasters, particularly with regard to
the delivery of basic services, and identifies strategies
and financing opportunities for addressing these risks. The
main audience for this study includes mayors and other city
managers, national governments, donors, and practitioners in
the fields of climate change, disaster-risk management, and
urban development. The work is part of a broader program
under the Mayor's task force on climate change,
disaster risk and the urban poor. The study is organized in
four chapters covering: 1) a broad look at climate change
and disaster risk in cities of the developing world, with
particular implications for the urban poor; 2) analysis of
the vulnerability of the urban poor; 3) discussion of
recommended approaches for building resilience for the urban
poor; and 4) review of the financing opportunities for
covering investments in basic services and other needs
associated with climate and disaster risk.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Baker, Judy L.
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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

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