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Side event

Building & Built Environment: African Challenges and Challenges

09 November 2016 - Club de France Pavillon

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Africa is experiencing a rapid urbanization process that is expected to continue in the coming decades, fueled by high population growth: its population is expected to reach 2.4 billion by 2050, of which 1.34 billion urban (55%) – against 455 million at present. It is vital to anticipate the need for infrastructure and resources and to limit the environmental and societal degradation associated with housing construction, particularly in view of the long life span of urban buildings. This urgency to act was reflected in the CPDN / NDCs submitted by the African Parties. This conference will focus on a presentation of the stakes of construction in Africa, concrete examples to demonstrate the opportunities for action, testimonies of actors and pilot projects.

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