Cape Town ‘Honourable Mention’ of world most climate-resilient cities

Author and researcher Boyd Cohen ranks the world’s top 10 most resilient cities, judging them on criteria from mitigation efforts to adaptation schemes to basic coordination and preparedness. He calls it “one of the first ever global rankings of resilient cities.”

Cape Town did not make the top 10 but was awarded an honourable mention.

Top 10 Most Resilient Cities:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Curitiba, Brazil
  3. Barcelona, Spain
  4. Stockholm, Sweden
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Paris, France
  7. San Francisco, USA
  8. New York, USA
  9. London, UK
  10. Tokyo, Japan

Check out the complete article for the details on why, along with some good analysis and interesting comments from readers in dialogue with the author.

Also be sure to download and read Cape Town’s Energy and Climate Change Strategy and Climate Change Adaptation Framework.

(h/t SmartPlanet.com)