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dc.contributor.authorLeal Filho, Walter
dc.contributor.authorBalogun, Abdul-Lateef
dc.contributor.authorAyal, Desalegn Yayeh
dc.contributor.authorBethurem, E. Matthew
dc.contributor.authorMurambadoro, Miriam
dc.contributor.authorMambo, Julia
dc.contributor.authorTaddese, Habitamu
dc.contributor.authorTefera, Gebrekidan Worku
dc.contributor.authorNagy, Gustavo J.
dc.contributor.authorFudjumdjum, Hubert
dc.contributor.authorMugabe, Paschal
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-09T12:45:10Z
dc.date.available2018-07-09T12:45:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.identifier.citationLeal, W., Balogun, AL., Ayal, DY., et al. (2018) Strengthening climate change adaptation capacity in Africa-case studies from six major African cities and policy implications. Environmental Science & Policy, 86: 29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.05.004.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1462-9011
dc.identifier.issne1873-6416
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10456/46612
dc.description.abstractAfrica is one of the most vulnerable regions in respect of climate change. As the African continent struggles to adapt to climate change, a variety of measures are being pursued to alleviate the resultant pressures on people, properties and their livelihoods in several African cities. Collectively, they show that climate change adaptation in Africa is not as hopeless as widely claimed, and that there are some promising prospects. The literature shows a deficiency on studies which examine the extent to which climate change adaptation is being pursued in African cities. This paper addresses this need, and outlines some of the most important climate threats (e.g. increasing temperatures, droughts, sea level rise, sea and river flooding) and synergic non-climate factors, as well as recent progress made in respect of implementing climate change adaptation in African cities. Rather than adopt a general description of trends, this research focuses on concrete case studies from six major cities across the central, western, and eastern regions of the African continent (Douala, Lagos City, Dar-es-Salaam, Accra, Addis Ababa and Mombasa). The vulnerability and adaptive capacity status of the studied cities are discussed. Difficulties and challenges encountered in implementing adaptation policies in these areas are also highlighted. Furthermore, some successful examples of climate change adaptation initiatives in the surveyed cities are provided. Finally, the paper outlines some of the policy measures which can be implemented towards strengthening the capacity of African cities to adapt to a changing climate.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTDen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Science and Policyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.05.004en_US
dc.rightsThis article is published by Elsevier Sci in Environmental Science and Policy (2018) by Leal, et al. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectAdaptationen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectCitiesen_US
dc.subjectClimate-changeen_US
dc.subjectPoliciesen_US
dc.titleStrengthening climate change adaptation capacity in Africa-case studies from six major African cities and policy implicationsen_US
dc.description.versionPublished articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science / Studiesen_US
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dc.citation.volume86en_US
dc.citation.spage29en_US
dc.citation.epage37en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envsci.2018.05.004
dc.contributor.avlauthorBethurem, E. Matthew


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