Urban leaders have the unique chance to build more climate resilient and liveable cities
Cities have not been able to tap into opportunities to finance projects and interventions that will help them reach this potential
In Africa, the population of about 1.1-billion will double by 2050, and more than 80% of that increase will occur in cities. Importantly, two-thirds of the urban infrastructure Africa will need in 2050 is yet to be built.
However, due to climate change, these urban communities will live in a world of even greater uncertainty and increased crisis unless we take action now. Africa is — and will continue to be – the continent experiencing some of the worst impacts of climate change, despite sub-Saharan Africa being responsible for only 4% of the annual global greenhouse emissions that cause it...