CED took up this short-term study that focuses on the vulnerability of urban marginalized communities to Climate Change. We felt the need to
- understand what constitutes urban vulnerability in the context of climate change
- identify the links between general environmental degradation and urban vulnerability
- understand people's responses and capabilities.
The study was deemed to be at three levels – a family level, a neighbourhood level and with certain specific occupational groups who directly or indirectly impact the global climate change phenomenon. The questionnaires were based on the outcomes that were previously enumerated through a brainstorming with the team and revised a number of times. The research design, Enumeration of the outcomes was put into place for the vulnerability study.