African campaigners say climate-proofing cities key to hastening green growth

NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Limiting carbon emission in the rapidly growing African cities will be key to averting climate emergencies like floods besides hastening the realization of a just, green and inclusive future for the continent, campaigners said Monday ahead of the 9th Africities summit slated for May 17 to 21 in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu.

Charles Mwangi, the acting director of Nairobi-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), stressed that as the continent urbanizes at a faster pace, there was an urgency to climate-proof its infrastructure and crucial amenities in order to safeguard the health and prosperity of its inhabitants.

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