Policy Summary: Understanding climate adaptation and transformation challenges in African Cities

The Policy Summary of Special Issue of COSUST,* makes 7 important recommendations for climate adaptation on the African continent.

The Special Issue is the major outcome of a workshop, “Bearing the Brunt of Environmental Change”, held at Royal Holloway, University of London, in April 2013. A selection of papers based on the workshop have been published in a special issue of the journal, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Adding their individual perspectives together produces an interesting and important picture of the similarities and locally distinctive issues in meeting challenges and opportunities for sustainable urban development in Africa.

*Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 13, Pages 1-116 (April 2015). Edited by David Simon and Hayley Leck http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18773435/13