African leaders call for investment in smart cities amid climatic shocks – Xinhua


NAIROBI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — There is need for governments across Africa to commit additional resources towards establishment of climate resilient cities, leaders said on Tuesday during the Blue Economy Summit underway in Nairobi.

The leaders who spoke at a side event for mayors and governors said that appropriate policies and legislation should be enacted to green cities through emission-free transport, waste recycling and energy-efficient buildings.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that realization of sustainable and green future in Africa hinges on adoption of new technologies to spur urban renewal.

“Our cities are the centers of economic development, job creation and cultural integration and we must build their resilience to withstand climate change impacts,” Kenyatta remarked.

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