Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)

Lead PI: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

August 2013 - January 2014
Global ; New York City, NY
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The ARC3 report series represents an effort by over 400 authors from cities in developed and developing countries around the world. The reports are the first-ever global, interdisciplinary, cross-regional, science-based assessments to address climate risks, adaptation, mitigation, and policy mechanisms relevant to cities. The Second Assessment Report (ARC3.2), published in early 2018, presents downscaled climate projections and catalogues urban disasters and risks, along with the effects on human health in cities. ARC3.2 gives concrete solutions for cities in regard to mitigation and adaptation; urban planning and design; equity and environmental justice; economics, finance, and the private sector; critical urban physical and social sectors such as energy, water, transportation, housing and informal settlements, and solid waste management; and governing carbon and climate in cities. Other key topics include ecosystems and biodiversity, and urban coastal zones

OUTCOMES: Using these funds, 6-7 participants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa were able to participate in the UCCRN Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) Authors Kickoff and Midterm Workshops in New York and London.


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)




Link to London Workshop Report: http://uccrn.org/files/2015/02/UCCRN-ARC3-2-Midterm-Workshop-Outcome-Report.pdf

Rosenzweig, C., W. Solecki, P. Romero-Lankao, S. Mehrotra, S. Dhakal, and S. Ali Ibrahim (Eds.), 2018: Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3.2). Cambridge University Press.


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Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate