Research disability inclusive, climate resilient cities to produce case studies of good practice, working with partners and organisations such as the Asian Development Bank

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2023
Last Updated
27 March 2023


This research will provide much needed evidence on the transformative impact of urban development initiatives that address climate resilience and inclusive of persons with disabilities simultaneously. Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change and therefore a resilient future cannot exist without the inclusion of persons with disabilities in climate action. This evidence will provide case studies that can support our partners and influence their work in the first instance. The impact will be measured by the uptake of the research and tracking the momentum of the movement for disability inclusive and climate resilient cities. Our hope is that by next World Urban Forum our library of case studies will have grown to evidence the synergy between the movements for disability inclusion and climate resilience - creating an inclusive and equitable future for all.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure

Lead Entity

Global Disability Innovation Hub

Key Dates

Start year: 7/1/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts