Recent data show that 80% of cities are facing climate hazards (such as heatwaves and floods), while climate change is growing on the global agenda. But can cities be key in tackling global warming?
More than 90% of the global economy is covered by a net-zero goal and countries are aligning around the 1.5°C goal. How are cities key to solving the climate crisis and how is London a pioneer?
In Braga, 40% of residents are under 30 years old, and the city has attracted and retained residents at a time when Portugal’s population overall was declining. For this “Mayor of the Moment” interview, Braga Mayor Ricardo Rio shares his strategies to support youth in the city.
The OECD’s 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.
Chattanooga is creating a more sustainable and equitable city through its One Chattanooga plan. In this OECD Champion “Mayor of the Moment” interview, Mayor Tim Kelly discusses the progress made so far, including a 40% reduction in homelessness.
The earthquake in Gaziantep, Turkey, this February was the biggest catastrophe of the last century, but the city responded quickly to support critical areas and stand by residents. Gaziantep Mayor Fatma Şahin shares her strategy and more in this OECD Champion “Mayor of the Moment” interview.
What many unfamiliar with our city perhaps don’t appreciate is that Glasgow is already home to some of the UK’s, if not Europe’s, highest quality social and affordable housing. How did Glasgow get there?
Nigeria’s economic powerhouse Lagos has doubled its population over the last two decades to 24 million. It could reach between 85 and 100 million inhabitants by 2100. As the cities of the Global South expand, can they grow green?