The people here account for 70 percent of climate emissions, consume 70 percent of the energy and create 70 percent of the country's gross domestic product. In addition, two thirds of the world's wars and conflicts take place in connection with cities. 90 percent of all population growth in this century occurs in cities in the South, according to Scanteam (2007) and "The world of cities" (2020). It is in poor urban communities in Africa and Asia (especially in the east and south-east) that the "cascades" of climate attacks will hit particularly hard. There is a strong connection between increased urbanization and climate change.
When senior advisor Heidi B. Bade and . . .
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