Lagos has committed to reducing traffic congestion by expanding the rapid transit bus network and piloting a low-emission bus system. Photo: © Resedenz / Shutterstock.com
Ten African mayors sign a clean air declaration
C40 is a network of mayors from nearly 100 world-leading cities that has promised to deliver the action needed to reduce the climate crisis. It also has a clean air declaration, to implement substantive clean air policies by 2025. It has now been signed by ten of the largest cities in Africa. As an example, Lagos has committed to reducing traffic congestion by expanding the rapid transit bus network, piloting a lowemission bus system, improving walking and cycling infrastructure, restoring three illegal waste dumping sites and promoting the installation of solar photovoltaic systems on buildings. Babajide Olusola Sanwu-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, said: “The need to breathe clean air is more important than the licence to pollute it. Lagos has committed to improve air quality and I appeal to the responsibility of every citizen, because together we can.”
Source: C40 Press release, 19 May 2022, https://www.c40.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/C40-Press-Release-ACFCA-1...