The race to confront climate change appears to be a frantic game, in which no one finds themselves voluntarily buried in the mud.
Africa is the world’s fastest urbanising continent, and may also be the world’s most vulnerable to global warming, according to the Coalition for Urban Transitions that advises governments on economic development and climate change in a report released on Monday.
Some 5.5 trillion rupees will need to be invested to mitigate climate change in 35 cities in South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia by 2050, according to new research.
Another 950 million people in African cities will be living by 2050
The African continent has made enormous progress in urbanization but this is having significant ramifications for global warming, the Coalition for Urban Transitions warns.
Although the size of the outlay is huge, investment in 250,000 of 35 centers, each with a population of over 250.000, would yield benefits of $1.1 trillion, including $250,000 250,000 in Johannesburg and $250,000 250,000 in Nairobi.
Devastating cyclones, droughts, floods and landslides have ravoured through different parts of Africa.
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