The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere – What it means for Africa’s coastal cities
Assilah, Morocco. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care
For African coastal cities, sea level rise and increasing storm frequency and intensity pose serious threats.
The reality is that the West, Central, East and Mediterranean coastal zones in Africa are very low-lying. Within these low-lying coastal zones are many of Africa’s largest cities: Dakar, Abidjan, Accra, Lagos, Dar es Salaam, Alexandria, Tripoli, and Cape Town…