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  • IB DP: Urban environments, Global climate — vulnerability and resilience

Click on the link below to watch the video and then answer the questions:

How cities around the world are tackling climate change

  • How could it be possible that “cities emit 70% of the planet’s greenhouse gases”?

  • Use at least two located examples to illustrate the threat climate change and related weather events have upon cities.

  • Explain how strategies associated with increasing the amount of vegetation in cities could mitigate the consequences of climate change.

Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva/geographyalltheway.com

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