As fires rage and droughts blight communities around the world, cities have been sweating. The effects of extreme heat are frequently more severe in cities. In the face of rising temperatures, how can cities beat the heat?
Mateo Ledesma is a Junior Policy Analyst in the Sustainable Development and Global Relations Unit in the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Division at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). He has contributed to policy dialogues on climate resilience, nature based -solutions and sustainable infrastructure, as well as to the Implementation Toolkit of the OECD Principles on Urban Policy. Previously, he worked on sustainable urbanisation and sustainable consumption and production in the Latin American and the Caribbean region at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Mateo holds a Masters in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management from Barcelona University (Spain).