Multi-hazards/threats

Developing Local Climate Change Plans: A Guide For Cities In Developing Countries

This tool provides local policy-makers and major stakeholders with a methodology to plan for climate change. These plans must address both mitigation (e.g., reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere) and adaptation (responding to the impacts of climate change). If they are to be effective, local plans for climate change (both adaptation and mitigation) require the involvement of a variety of stakeholders and a specific focus on the most vulnerable groups.

Resilience systems analysis framework

The OECD’s resilience systems analysis framework takes a systems approach, building on a shared understanding of both a wide range of risks and stresses and the multi-dimensional aspects of well-being. The approach has been developed to ensure that decision makers can operationalise plans to strengthen resilience in the system, and integrate these aspects into policies, strategies and development efforts at every layer of society to improve well-being and better cope with shocks and uncertainties.

Global Compact CityScan

The Cities Programme, the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact, has developed a diagnostic and reporting tool termed the ‘Global Compact CityScan’. This has been done to support cities and regions who are playing an increasingly important role in tackling critical global issues. In the first stage of its development, the CityScan has been trialled in 20 countries (2014-15).

CityStrength Diagnostic

The CityStrength Diagnostic was developed as a means of engaging with cities on the complex issue of resilience by using a holistic approach to identifying priority action and investments to strengthen urban systems. The methodology first evaluates resilience on a sectoral basis and then brings together the findings to think holistically about the city’s resilience.