Cities and Climate Change : An Urgent Agenda

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18027
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Urban Development Series Knowledge Papers
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World Bank
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2014-03-25T21:43:30Z
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2014-03-25T21:43:30Z
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2010-12
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The report discusses the link between climate change and cities, why cities should be concerned about climate change and adopt early preventative policies, and how the World Bank and other organizations can provide further support to cities on climate change issues. The report is one in a series of activities that explore the nexus of cities and climate change. This report, cities and climate change: an urgent agenda focuses on three broad issues pertaining to cities and climate change. This paper argues that climate change is an urgent agenda for cities for two reasons. First, climate change is a cumulative process. Second, embracing the climate change agenda now makes eminent sense from an individual city's perspective, be it economic, social, or political. It shows that the city is part of the global sustainable development agenda. This report presents an urgent situation. In rapidly growing cities, especially in Asia, current development paths are locking in emissions and lifestyles. Many people, particularly the poor, are already affected by climate change. The next decade will be particularly challenging. Cities will take a more active role in global dialogues and policy development as citizen's demand more comprehensive and immediate responses from all levels of government.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2010/12/14981086/cities-climate-change-urgent-agenda
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/17381
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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Urban development series;knowledge papers no. 10
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACIDIFICATION
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AIR
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AIR CONDITIONING
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AIR POLLUTION
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AIR QUALITY
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AIR TRAVEL
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AIRCRAFT
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ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS
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ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS
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ARTERIES
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ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION
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AUTOMOBILE
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AUTOMOBILE USE
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AUTOMOBILES
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BIOMASS
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BUS
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BUSES
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CALCULATION
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CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
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CAR
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CAR OWNERSHIP
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CAR USE
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CARBON
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CARBON DIOXIDE
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CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION
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CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION LEVELS
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CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
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CARBON EMISSIONS
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CARBON FINANCE
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CARBON MARKETS
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CARS
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CITY TRANSPORT
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CLEAN AIR
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CLIMATE
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES
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CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION
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CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES
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CLIMATE EXTREMES
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CLIMATE VARIABILITY
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CO2
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COAL
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COAL OIL
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COLORS
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COMMERCIAL TRUCKS
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CONGESTION
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CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
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CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY
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COST-BENEFIT
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COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
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CYCLONES
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DAILY TRAVEL
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DAILY TRAVEL DISTANCE
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DAMAGES
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DEFORESTATION
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DESALINATION
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DRAINAGE
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DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
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DRIVING
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DROUGHT
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC POLICIES
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ECONOMIES OF SCALE
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ECOSYSTEM
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ELASTICITIES
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ELECTRIC VEHICLES
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ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
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EMISSION
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EMISSION LEVELS
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EMISSIONS
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EMISSIONS ALLOCATION
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EMISSIONS FACTORS
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EMISSIONS FROM CONSUMPTION
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EMISSIONS INVENTORIES
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ENERGY CONSUMPTION
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ENERGY DEMAND
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES
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ENERGY INTENSITY
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ENERGY PRODUCTION
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ENERGY SOURCES
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ENERGY SUBSIDIES
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ENERGY USE
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ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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EXTERNALITIES
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EXTREME EVENTS
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EXTREME WEATHER
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EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
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FERTILIZERS
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FINANCIAL CRISIS
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FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
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FLOOR AREA
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FLOOR AREA RATIO
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FORESTRY
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FOSSIL FUEL
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FOSSIL FUELS
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FUEL COSTS
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FUEL DISTRIBUTION
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FUEL SUBSIDIES
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GHG
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GHGS
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GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS
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GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
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GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GASES
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GREENHOUSE
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GREENHOUSE GAS
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTIONS
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS PER CAPITA
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GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES
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GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY
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GREENHOUSE GAS MITIGATION
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GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS
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GREENHOUSE GAS STANDARDS
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GREENHOUSE GASES
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HIGH ENERGY
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HIGHWAY
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HOUSEHOLD ENERGY
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HURRICANE
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HYDROFLUOROCARBONS
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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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IMPORTS
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INCOME
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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE POLICIES
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INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADING
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INFRASTRUCTURES
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INSURANCE
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INTENSE STORMS
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INTENSITY OF CYCLONES
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INTERNATIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS
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INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
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IPCC
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IRON
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LAND USE
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LAND USE CHANGE
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LAND USE POLICIES
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LAND-USE CHANGE
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LANDFILLS
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LOCAL AIR POLLUTION
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LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
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LONG-RUN ELASTICITIES
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LOW-CARBON
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MARKET FAILURES
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METABOLISM
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METHANE
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MOBILITY
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MODAL SPLIT
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NATIONAL EMISSIONS
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NATURAL GAS
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NEIGHBORHOODS
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NITROGEN
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NITROGEN CYCLE
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NONMOTORIZED TRANSPORT
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NUCLEAR ENERGY
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OCEANS
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PEDESTRIAN
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PERFLUOROCARBON
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PESTICIDES
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POLICY MAKERS
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POPULATION DENSITY
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POWER GENERATION
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POWER PLANTS
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POWER SUPPLY
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PRECIPITATION
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PRICE INCENTIVES
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PRIVATE TRANSPORT
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PROPERTY TAXES
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PUBLIC TRANSIT
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORKS
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT USE
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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RAPID TRANSIT
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RAPID TRANSPORT
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REGULATORY POLICIES
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RENEWABLE ENERGY
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RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
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ROADS
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SANITATION
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SCENARIOS
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SMART GROWTH
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SOLAR RADIATION
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STORM SURGES
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STORMS
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STREETS
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SUBURBS
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SUBWAY
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SULPHUR
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TEMPERATURE
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TRAFFIC
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TRAFFIC CONGESTION
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TRANSACTION COSTS
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TRANSIT
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TRANSIT CORRIDORS
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TRANSIT SYSTEM
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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TRANSPORT MODES
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TRANSPORT SYSTEM
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSPORTATION COSTS
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TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
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TRIPS
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TRUCKS
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TRUE
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UNEP
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URBAN SPRAWL
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URBAN SYSTEMS
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URBAN TRANSPORT
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URBAN TRANSPORT POLICIES
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URBANISM
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VEHICLE
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VEHICLE PURCHASES
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VEHICLES
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WEALTH
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WEATHER CONDITIONS
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WEATHER PATTERNS
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WIND
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WIND STORMS
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Cities and Climate Change : An Urgent Agenda
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Climate Change
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2011-09-07
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Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2010/12/14981086/cities-climate-change-urgent-agenda
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Transport and ICT
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Energy and Extractives
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Energy and Extractives
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yes
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000386194_20110907015050
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14981086
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63704
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/09/07/000386194_20110907015050/Rendered/PDF/637040WP0Citie00Box0361524B0PUBLIC0.pdf
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Academic Peer Review
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: Sub-national government administration
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Water, sanitation and flood protection :: General water, sanitation and flood protection sector
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Transportation :: General transportation sector
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Industry and trade :: General industry and trade sector
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Energy and mining :: General energy sector
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Urban development :: Municipal finance
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Urban services and housing for the poor
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Urban development :: Other urban development
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Urban development :: Municipal governance and institution building
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Environment and natural resources management :: Environmental policies and institutions
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Environment and natural resources management :: Climate change
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Environment and natural resource management
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Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Climate Change Economics
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Energy :: Energy and Environment
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Transport Economics Policy and Planning
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Environment :: Environment and Energy Efficiency
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Transport
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Urban Unit (FEUUR)
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