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24 October 2008

UN-HABITAT: State of the World’s Cities Report Underlines Coastal Cities’ Vulnerability to Climate Change

State of the World's Cities 2008/2009 23 October 2008: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) has launched “State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009: Harmonious Cities,” a flagship report published every two years by the UN agency. The Report indicates that half the world’s population currently lives in cities, and within two decades this proportion will increase to 60%. In relation to climate change, the report finds that many cities are at risk from rising water levels, and more needs to be done now to mitigate the impact this will have on their populations and assets. [UN Habitat Press Release]


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