Progress and Challenges in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning: Results of a Global Survey

This report distills the findings of a survey ICLEI have undertaken with 468 member cities around the world, exploring if and how local governments are implementing climate change adaptation. The results of the survey show that "approximately 19% of the cities report that they have completed an assessment and about the same number presently are conducting one. Regionally, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and Canada are the most active in conducting assessments, while the U.S. is the least active in this arena. Among cities that completed assessments, increased storm water runoff is the issue that most anticipate they will need to address in the near term (65%), with storm water management (61%) ranked close behind."