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Urban Planning for Sustainable Territorial Development in Africa: Integrating Nature and People into Cities

This white paper published by the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support Project provides information, resources and pathways on how to incorporate nature and people into urban development in Africa.

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Focusing on African cities, this white paper produced by the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project offers information, resources, and pathways for incorporating nature-based solutions and human-centered concepts into urban development, in alignment with the UN's Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. With African cities anticipating significant growth in the coming decades while grappling with the effects of climate change, this guide lays out a clear path to strengthening resilience and equity for current and future residents. 

Providing a thorough overview of considerations and best practices, the white paper moves from the justifications for undertaking this work, to data frameworks and key findings, to main messages and recommendations.