In February 2023, two earthquakes tore through southern Türkiye and northern Syria, tragically claiming over 45,000 lives, reducing homes and infrastructure to ruins and leaving 3.3 million displaced. How can the affected regions regroup and rebuild?
Tadashi Matsumoto leads OECD’s work on sustainable urban development and manages the global relations at the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division. He provides strategic leadership and oversees the research and analysis on topics related to the zero-carbon transition in cities, a territorial approach to SDGs, urban green growth, energy efficiency in buildings, urban resilience and national urban policies.
Biodiverse cities: resetting our relationship with nature
According to a recent report of the World Economic Forum, 44% of GDP in cities around the world – USD 31 trillion – is at risk of disruption from biodiversity and nature loss. How can our cities reset their relationship with nature?