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Earth’s sustainability depends on cities: a talk with the mayor of Bon‪n‬ OECD

    • Government

Are cities our best hope for the planet? Ashok Sridharan, mayor of Bonn, Germany, thinks so. Part of the OECD’s Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative, Bonn is pursuing sustainable development in things like energy, transport and housing, while addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With half of the world’s population living in urban areas, which produce half of global waste, 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and over 70% of energy-related carbon emissions, what happens in cities is likely to determine our future.

For more information on the Champion Mayors program, go to: http://www.oecd-inclusive.com/champion-mayors/

Host: Clara Young
Producer: Robin Allison Davis

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Are cities our best hope for the planet? Ashok Sridharan, mayor of Bonn, Germany, thinks so. Part of the OECD’s Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative, Bonn is pursuing sustainable development in things like energy, transport and housing, while addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With half of the world’s population living in urban areas, which produce half of global waste, 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and over 70% of energy-related carbon emissions, what happens in cities is likely to determine our future.

For more information on the Champion Mayors program, go to: http://www.oecd-inclusive.com/champion-mayors/

Host: Clara Young
Producer: Robin Allison Davis

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