Factsheet for young people: Urban Development and City Resilience

While climate risks and vulnerabilities abound in African cities, there nevertheless remains a unique opportunity to get things right, as approximately 40% of Sub-Saharan Africa is still in the early stages of urbanization. Climate risk assessments can help decision-makers understand the climate risks associated with current and future urban development, and identify, prioritize, and implement low-cost actions. 

This factsheet is part of a series that presents information from GCA’s flagship reports State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2021 and 2022. It aims to disseminate key adaptation information to young people and showcase youth-led adaptation action from across Africa. 

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