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.

Climate change in South Africa

Climate change has highly impacted South Africa, primarily due to increased temperatures and rainfall variability. (wikipedia)

Municipal Police (South Africa)

In South Africa, the Municipal Police are the separate police forces maintained by some municipalities for law enforcement in South Africa (wikipedia)

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Urban growth boundary

An urban growth boundary, or UGB, is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by, in its simplest form, (wikipedia)

Climate finance

Climate finance is “finance that aims at reducing emissions, and enhancing sinks of greenhouse gases and aims at reducing vulnerability of, and maintaining and increasing the resilience of, (wikipedia)