Benchmarking progress towards climate safe cities, states, and regions
Africa accounts for the smallest share of global greenhouse gas emissions, at just 3.8%, in contrast to 23% in China, 19% in the US, and 13% in the European Union. Yet, particularly vulnerable to climate change, the continent is working to tackle climate hazards head on. CDP is working with 48 African cities, which together represent a total population of just over 150 million citizens - 31% of the continent's total.
Although greenhouse gas emissions across the continent represent a relatively small share of the global total, African cities are nonetheless positioning themselves to invest in low-carbon sustainable development, while working to address the current and future impacts of climate hazards. 2019 CDP data shows that:
This podcast introduces CDP’s work connecting cities and investors, and provides an overview of public, private, and innovative climate finance.
This podcast presents an easy to digest guide to risk and vulnerability assessments, particularly within the African context.
What are African cities doing to tackle the climate crisis? Read the stories to learn more.