Climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation in Sub-Saharan African cities: new challenges for development policy

This study describes the most important trends, reasons and effects of urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa and outlines the major climate change-induced impacts and vulnerabilities in urban areas. It then discusses the most important options for adaptation in the context of urban areas by first examining possibilities at the local and community levels. Options on municipal and regional scales are also discussed, giving special emphasis to integrated planning options, institution building, good urban governance, and Integrated Urban Water Resource Management in cities. Finally the role of development policy in the context of adapting Sub-Saharan cities to climate change is examined.

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Publication Type paper
Publisher German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Year 2009
Author(s) Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz
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