In a 2014 survey of 50 of the world’s largest cities, London-based property corporation Grosvenor ranks Shanghai and Guangzhou among the world’s least climate resilient cities, based on the interplay of two elements: vulnerability to the effects of climate change and the adaptive mechanisms in place to mitigate them. Meanwhile, the world’s top three resilient cities are all found in Canada. That means Canadian cities have exactly what Chinese cities need: experience and expertise in making themselves resilient to the impacts of climate change. Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary are mentioned and explained how they are great fit for working with China on fighting climate changes with sustainable development approaches.
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