Mainstreaming Climate Change into Urban Planning and Policy

Urban centres are essential to consider in climate change policies due to their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate impacts. These impacts arise as such areas show high levels of concentration of human activities. As a result, the urban areas undergo significant losses and damages due to climate-induced disasters.   There are significant gaps in relation to mainstreaming climate change into urban planning and policy. The study aims to provide policy implications for mainstreaming climate change into National Physical Planning Policy in Sri Lanka and to strengthen the capacity of national and local level stakeholders in the process. The methodology includes reviewing key policy documents, spatial analysis, expert consultations and key informant interviews.

Research team

Athula Senaratne
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Kanchana Wickramasinghe
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Funding

UN-Habitat

Published Year

2017