Tackling Climate Change and Urban Resilience in the City of Athens

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Myrivili, Eleni; Christou, Anthi: Tackling Climate Change and Urban Resilience in the City of Athens. In: Othengrafen, F.; Serraos, K. (Eds.): Urban Resilience, Climate Change and Adaptation. Coping with Heat Islands in the Dense Urban Area of Athens, Greece. Hannover : Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Umweltplanung, 2018, S. 85-98

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The City of Athens, a venerable yet intricate city of near 700.000 residents, part of a 3.75 million people urban area, is for several years now facing severe challenges. Those include an ongoing socio-economic crisis, large refugee flows, as well as rising temperatures and recurring heat waves, resulting from climate change. Through concerted efforts, the city has managed to survive, to adapt and to transform into a more creative and collaborative city. The struggle is by no means over. From 2016 to 2017, during a period of 14 months, calling on the insights and expertise of hundreds of stakeholders, the city drafted its Resilience Strategy. This is a set of practicable actions, which first of all strengthens what has made Athens stronger: formal and informal networks and alliances. Athens Resilience Strategy offers a set of new integrated ways to prepare and protect our most vulnerable from future shocks and stresses that the city is facing and will face. The Resilience Strategy, voted by the Athens City Council in June 2017, includes city’s Adaptation and Mitigation Climate Action Plans. By consolidating power and expertise, by forming strong and diverse synergies and by opening itself to international networks and fora, Athens has managed to create an integrated framework of actions that make our City more resilient to social, economic and the significant environmental challenges that lie ahead.
License of this version: CC BY 3.0 DE
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Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2018
Appears in Collections:Urban Resilience, Climate Change and Adaptation. Coping with Heat Islands in the Dense Urban Area of Athens

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1 image of flag of Germany Germany 77 31.56%
2 image of flag of Greece Greece 35 14.34%
3 image of flag of United States United States 26 10.66%
4 image of flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 17 6.97%
5 image of flag of France France 11 4.51%
6 image of flag of No geo information available No geo information available 10 4.10%
7 image of flag of Spain Spain 7 2.87%
8 image of flag of Australia Australia 6 2.46%
9 image of flag of Italy Italy 5 2.05%
10 image of flag of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of 5 2.05%
    other countries 45 18.44%

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