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Greening Africa's Cities

Enhancing the Relationship between Urbanization, Environmental Assets, and Ecosystem Services

Autor:

Roland White, Jane Turpie, Gwyneth Letley

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Greening Africa's Cities

Africa is urbanizing late but fast. This brings many benefits but, as this report shows: thus far, urbanization in Africa, unique in a number of respects, is having deleterious and largely unchecked impacts on the natural environment; the degradation of natural assets and ecosystems within African cities carries tangible economic, fiscal and social costs; there are important opportunities to change the current environmental trajectory of African cities so that they move towards a more harmonious relationship between their natural and built environments. For this to happen, focused action is necessary.

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Sprache:

English

Seitenzahl:

56

Copyright:

World Bank

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