Growing plants on buildings can reduce heat and produce healthy food in African cities

Growing plants on buildings can reduce heat and produce healthy food in African cities

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Persistently high temperatures and related heat stress are a big problem for people living in cities, especially in slums and informal settlements. It’s a problem that is expected to continue.

According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel in Climate Change assessment report, heat exposure in Africa is projected to increase in terms of person-days. That is, the annual number of days when the temperature is over 40.6℃ multiplied by the number of people exposed. Heat (...)

 

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