Planning for Climate Change: A strategic values-based approach for urban planners was developed for city planners and other professionals to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. While climate change is a global issue, this guide is specifically intended for urban communities in low and middle-income countries where the challenges are unique and the stakes of planning for climate change are particularly high.
The primary audience for this guide is city planners working in cities in low and middle-income countries who have a basic knowledge of climate change and the desire to address it. While the guide is targeted at local government planners in particular, it recognizes that all types of planners (disaster risk reduction, civil engineers, local economic development specialists, environmental experts, etc.) at all levels (e.g. local government, region, state, province) may find it useful. While the terms “planner”, “urban planner” and “city planner” are used throughout this guide, they can be taken to represent all of these groups and individuals.