Adaptation Governance and Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change in African Cities: Policy Responses and Emerging Practices from Accra

  • Michael Addaney


Adaptation governance and building resilience in the face of climate change remain critical in African cities. However, in the absence of practical examples, this ideal could be considered a myth to many and most importantly, to cities that would otherwise be required to take pragmatic steps. This chapter discusses and provides new perspectives on cities and climate change adaptation in Africa, offering a novel insight on how an African city is adapting to flooding and water-related risks. It concludes that effective metropolitan adaptation governance will engender a long-term vision for the city with effective urban and land use planning, including risk management. It further advocates that emphasis should be placed on key factors for urban resilience such as land management, information systems and provision of infrastructure.


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  • Michael Addaney
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  1. 1.Research Institute of Environmental LawWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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