How does your city address energy and climate? A survey for Sub-saharan cities
19 July 2016
By 2050, the urban population in Africa is expected to grow from 400 million to 1.26 billion – a threefold increase – Africa being one of the most vulnerable places to climate variability and change.
Real action on climate change in cities in Sub-saharan Africa is urgent. For this reason, the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (COM SSA) is conducting a survey on energy and climate planning in Sub-saharan cities.
The goal of the survey is to help Sub-saharan cities in their fight for climate change prevention and adaptation. It will help collect feedback and data on the state of energy and climate planning in Sub-saharan cities.
The results of the survey will help shape COM SSA’s work, and will also be used to create a formal document that cities would have to sign and adhere to when joining the COM SSA. The signatories and co-creators of this document will be making a formal political commitment to take specific actions in terms of climate change prevention and adaptation – following the “FOR cities BY cities” approach to tackling climate change.
This survey is the first step in the development of the COM SSA – a bottom-up initiative to support local governments in developing ambitious plans for climate and energy.
How can your city become active in climate change prevention and adaptation?