The Green Book online tool supports municipal planning with the development of climate resilient settlements. It ultimately facilitates the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation into local government planning instruments and processes.

YOUR GUIDE TO THE GREEN BOOK

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Story maps

OUR
STORY MAPS

Find out more about the research and development done as part of the Green Book and see a story unfold about urban growth, the socio-economic vulnerabilities of local municipalities, settlements and neighbourhoods, the likely climatic shifts we can expect, and the impacts of these shifts on some of South Africa’s hydro-meteorological hazards and resources.
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Municipal risk profiles

MUNICIPAL
RISK PROFILES

A temporally dynamic composite risk profile for each municipality and its settlements in South Africa, detailing vulnerability profiling, population projections, exposure to climate hazards, and the impacts of climatic changes on some of our key resources. Discover what your municipality might look like in 2050.
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adaptation actions

ADAPTATION
ACTIONS

Responding to growth pressures and climate change requires action. Select a range of planning and design actions to be integrated with local planning instruments to adapt settlements to the likely impacts of climate change and reduce their exposure to hazards.

ADAPTATION PLANNING

Climate change and its related impacts are mostly felt at a settlement level, requiring local government to respond through adaptation. Climate change adaptation can be facilitated through municipal planning functions - such as infrastructure and services provision, infrastructure maintenance, spatial planning, land -use management and integrated development planning.

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CONTACT US

Willemien van Niekerk
WvNiekerk@csir.co.za
012 841 2553

Alize le Roux
AleRoux1@csir.co.za
012 841 3242

Amy Pieterse
APieterse@csir.co.za
012 841 4220

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