New initiatives on climate investment aim at helping cities adapt to climate change

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Channels Television Nigeria, San Francisco

People around the world are witnessing the impacts of climate change on their health and livelihoods. Increasingly severe storms and natural disasters, such as floods, droughts and wildfires, have resulted high death tolls, wiped out crops and depleted fish stocks.

At the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco -- an international meeting of city and state leaders, businesses and international organizations -- development banks and investors made commitments to help cities adapt to these impacts. Earthfile, a weekly environment and development program, looks at some of those pledges.

Financing from development banks and investors could help countries like Nigeria adapt to the impacts of climate change, Ayoola Kassim reports for Earthfile. At the same time, global cooperation, a key message at the GCAS, is vital to reducing the threat facing the world's most climate vulnerable nations.

 

These reports were supported by the 2018 Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), a collaboration between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation.