Climate Change Vulnerability and Sustainable Urbanisation in Sub-Saharan African

  •  Cyrille Dominick Bitting    
  •  Benedicte DAlmeida Ngah Atangana    
  •  Henri Ngoa Tabi    


This study investigates the role of climate change vulnerability in sustainable urbanisation using a panel of 31 Sub-Saharan African countries over the period 2000-2017. The study employs a dynamic model based on a sequential linear panel data estimator. The results show that the high levels of climate change vulnerability are associated with a decrease in sustainable urbanisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. More specifically, only the adaptative capacity component of climate change vulnerability has a significant negative influence on sustainable urbanization. The role of climate change vulnerability on sustainable urbanization seems to be robust to the sensitivity analysis and the GMM estimator. Otherwise, the results also show that GDP per capita and Foreign Direct Investment positively affect sustainable urbanisation, while industrialisation and migration rate have negative effects on it in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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