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Rapid urbanisation calls for significant investment to create jobs, and provide infrastructure and services but basic infrastructure services lag behind urban growth. What’s in it for Africa emphasizes the major opportunity faced by Africa through the development of low-carbon mass transit systems which can boost economic productivity by reducing traffic congestion and can improve air quality, thus benefiting public health.

Energy use in the transport sector is growing rapidly in Africa. Social expectations will need to change quickly if the region is to follow a low- carbon pathway. Rising incomes as a result of development have, in the past, increased the consumption of energy in the transport sector and allowed more people to own cars. Rising energy consumption in the transport sector and car ownership lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and high levels of air pollution.

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Cargo ship on the Straight of Gibraltar-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Cargo ship on the Straight of Gibraltar

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Image of wind turbines and cargo ship along the Straight of Gibraltar, Tangier, Morocco

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Pollution and congestion, Cairo-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Pollution and congestion, Cairo

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Image showing pollution and congestion along Salah Salem Street in Cairo, Egypt

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Congestion, Cairo-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Congestion, Cairo

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Image of traffic and pollution in Cairo, Egypt

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Fishing port, Tangier-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Fishing port, Tangier

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Image of a fishing port in Tangier, Morocco

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Commercial dock, Morocco-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Commercial dock, Morocco

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Image of a commercial dock in Casablanca, Morocco

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Traffic in Cairo, Egypt-IPCC-AR5 toolkit-report

Traffic in Cairo, Egypt

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Traffic and pollution in Cairo, Egypt

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