Africa needs climate resilient cities to protect lives and livelihoods – says Deloitte (IOL)

Traditionally, we think about the impacts of climate change as gradual: a gradual warming of the planet, a gradual rising of the oceans, but the real concern is the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, including heatwaves, droughts, and devastating bushfires; and on the opposite extreme, severe storms, and flooding. Globally, a series of commitments by the world’s leading economies have been made to keep average global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This means that 80% of the global economy is now covered by a net zero target. However, climate resilience is not just about reducing emissions. Climate resilience, as described by the Taskforce of Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), highlights the importance of governments and organisations developing adaptive capacity to respond to climate change to better manage the associated risks and seize opportunities. Click here to read full article