Developing a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) for climate change: the city of Cape Town


Show simple item record Mukheibir, Pierre Ziervogel, Gina 2016-02-05T08:00:21Z 2016-02-05T08:00:21Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Mukheibir, P. & Ziervogel, G. (2007). Developing a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) for climate change: the city of Cape Town. Environment & Urbanization Vol. 19, No. 1, 143-158. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0956-2478 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and heat waves, as well as more gradual changes in temperature and precipitation. The city of Cape Town (South Africa) is at risk from projected climate-induced warming and changes in rainfall variability. This makes resource management and infrastructure planning more challenging and increases the urgency of the need to adapt city-level operations to both current climate variability and future climate change. To date, however, the main focus of adaptation planning has been at the national level, and has not adequately addressed municipal-scale adaptation. This paper presents and discusses an overarching framework that would facilitate the development of a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP). The example of the city of Cape Town illustrates some of the sector-level assessments and potential climate threats, as well as resource mobilization issues that need to be addressed during the development and implementation of a MAP. In conclusion, a number of barriers to developing a MAP are discussed. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_ZA
dc.source Environment and Urbanization en_ZA
dc.subject.other Climatic changes
dc.subject.other Municipal government--Cape Town (South Africa)
dc.subject.other Municipal Adaptation Plan
dc.title Developing a Municipal Adaptation Plan (MAP) for climate change: the city of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA 2016-02-03T08:15:48Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords adaptation en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords climate change en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords municipal en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords planning en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Cape Town en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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