Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Building Sustainable Cities and Low-Carbon Mobility in Africa

African Development Bank Group  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
30. November 2019

Africa is the continent with the most rapidly growing urban population, with more than 80% of its population growth expected to occur in cities over the next 30 years. An estimated  USD 20-25 billion per year needs to be invested in basic urban infrastructure, and an additional USD 20 billion per year in housing to respond to urban population growth—these investments need to be climate-proofed to ensure a sustainable pathway for urban buildout. This surge in population is paired with rapid urbanisation and increased transportation. Consequently, harmful emissions from transportation are growing significantly across Africa, further driven by urban sprawl, rapid motorisation and low levels of institutional capacity to manage traffic and its impact.

African Development Bank Group | Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Building Sustainable Cities and Low-Carbon Mobility in Africa

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