Urban environmental security in a continuously growing city in sub-saharan africa in the climate change era: a case of Kampala, Uganda

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American Journal of Environmental Policy and Management
The total well-being of urban dwellers in a continuously growing city depends on its urban environmental security. However, climate change impacts may increase stress that may be affecting the continuously growing urban settings in Sub-Saharan African countries. This is mainly because of the inadequacy in planning and preparation for the consequences of the rapid urbanization in most of the continuously growing cities. The study investigates the urban environmental security in a continuously growing city in Sub-Saharan Africa using Kampala capital city in Uganda as a case study. The study relates infrastructural development to implications of rapid urbanization and climate change in Kampala. It also examines the relationship between urban food security and conditions of living of the residents. The study further analysis the indispensability of water security, forests and wetlands in Kampala capital city in the climate change era. The study advocates sustainable urban environmental security processes as a panacea to urban-related threats in a continuously growing city.
Oluwole Olusegun Akiyode, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda
Urban Environmental Security, Climate Change, Food Security, Infrastructural Development, Kampala Capital City
Oluwole Olusegun Akiyode, Anne Tumushabe, Yusuf Abdulfatah Abdu. Urban Environmental Security in a Continuously Growing City in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Climate Change Era: A Case of Kampala, Uganda. American Journal of Environmental Policy and Management. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 24-30.