Cities as complex societal systems for climate services

In this pilot we will take a closer look at the local climate service infrastructures and solutions for rapidly growing cities of Africa. We explore how observations of for example greenhouse gas emissions, air quality and heat can be combined with other critical data of human and natural assets for integrated urban climate services in three African cities: Abidjan, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The goal is to develop data and research driven infrastructures and partnerships, which are able to combine high-precision observations, low-cost sensors and citizen science approaches with other digital data sets of urban environments and assets.

The aim is to pilot and also validate these integrated local climate service models particularly from their capacity to support informed decision-making and improve quality of life in the cities.