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The ICLEI library contains over 100 documents, publications, tools and strategies on adaptation and resilience, with a focus on urban areas. The library is organized along some of the most relevant categories and topics in adaptation planning and implementation.

Introductions and overviews

This section contains documents which provide an introduction or overview of resilience in general, or adaptation in particular. Publications that focus on cities specifically are mixed with those at a global level.

Urban resilience planning

This section gives a snapshot of some of the current approaches of cities, examples of how planning is being undertaken, and technical documents on specific areas of urban adaptation practice.

Examples of urban adaptation strategies

This section contains two types of documents: Adaptation Strategies: The complete strategy documents of select cities tackling adaptation. ICLEI Case Studies: Case studies from ICLEI members who are also ahead of the curve in developing adaptation activities.

Adaptation and human development

This section contains material on the links between adaptation and development at a broad scale, and some of the human and social development issues through the lens of climate adaptation.

Costs and Finance

Attention has now turned to the methods, mechanisms and delivery channels to successfully finance adaptation activities. Both of these topics, at the global, national and local level, are included in this section.

Climate impacts and risk reduction

Dealing with the impacts of climate change will require both strong Risk Management, and there are also significant links to Disaster Risk Reduction. This section contains publications on all three topics.

Food systems

This section contains publications showcasing concepts which aim to make urban food systems more resilient to anticipated climate change.

Methodologies and tools

This section brings together some of the methods and tools to assist in adaptation planning and resilience building at many scales, and also in urban areas.