Extreme heat is creating major challenges for cities. The urban “heat island” effect traps cities in a bubble of scorching temperatures, which endangers lives and puts pressure on emergency services and infrastructure. Often the poorest neighbourhoods bear the worst consequences of rising heat waves. Andrew Lombardi discusses how heat exacerbates inequalities in cities and breaks down what cities can do to save lives now and enhance heat resilience through better policies and practices.
Guest: Andrew Lombardi, OECD Policy Analyst
Host: Jessica Voorhees, OECD Communications Officer
Learn more about OECD’s work on cities: www.oecd.org/cfe/cities/