The effects of climate change will be severe on Africa’s rapidly growing cities. To increase their resilience, city-level climate change adaptation strategies and action plans that focus on the urban poor, who are most affected by climate change, need to be developed. This will require assessing local climate vulnerabilities and gaps using scientific and anecdotal evidence. Local authorities should also invest in low-carbon, large-scale infrastructure and service delivery that align with local climate and disaster risk management strategies.
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