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The economic case for low-carbon cities in Africa

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Some east African cities are growing ten times faster than cities in other, wealthier parts of the world and there’s a compelling economic case for ensuring such development is low carbon, writes Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant and Andy Gouldson from the University of Leeds in The Conversation (22.03.2016). Researchers studied a range of measures that added up to 39% reduction in emissions by 2032 that had extensive co-benefits in terms of health and resource use and has the potential to reduce energy expenditure by $173 million in Kigali alone.

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