Methodology to support cities on measuring their safeguarding from flooding


With climate change impacts increasingly affecting cities, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is implementing a global project, supporting their member cities in assessing their climate safeguarding. This is a key step in building climate-resilient cities with a low carbon footprint and ensuring sustainable development.

Under this project, OneWorld has been contracted to develop a methodology that C40 member cities can use to undertake self-assessments of their solutions to safeguard against flood damage.

OneWorld developed the self-assessment methodology, for use across C40 member cities. The methodology will enable gauging the impacts of flood management actions and facilitate decision-making in safeguarding these cities from floods. The methodology will be tested with two African cities, to provide lessons learned and best practices for broader application.

Project Data

Client: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Project duration: Dec 2021 – May 2022

Region: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Ekurhuleni, Freetown, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi and Tshwane