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Global Urban Crisis Charter - Adapting Global Crisis Response to an Urban World - A Proposed Policy Commitment (Post Barcelona DRAFT 2)

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Adapting to an urbanizing world - the case for urban at the core

By 2050, 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Accelerating urbanization - together with climate change and in a context of increasing numbers of disasters - is defining our global reality and will shape our future. It is a critical framework by which to define, prevent, prepare for and respond to crises, conflict and disasters.