Africa’s Resilient Cities Plan For The Future

The effects of climate change may not be apparent in some parts of the world just yet.

But in Dakar, the battle against nature has already begun, with coastal erosion wreaking havoc on the city’s peninsula that stretches into the Atlantic — forcing people to move out of their homes and ruining its long, sandy beaches.
By 2080, more than 300 buildings and 60 percent of its beaches could be gone, according to a 2013 report.
But now, the Senegalese capital of some 2.5 million people is fighting back, with a master plan for tackling the challenges brought on by a changing climate and growing population.
Coastal erosion is wreaking havoc in Senegal's estuaries and sandy coastlines.

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