Cities and Resilience to Climate Change Did you know that, even though cities represent less than 3% of the habitable surface of the planet, they account for 75% of global CO2 emissions? Although this may seem like a problem, it is actually a great opportunity, since cities, in addition to being the economic and social engine of our region, are called to lead the fight … [Read more...] about Urban Green Infrastructure: a solution to climate challenges
Hector Cordero Irigoyen is a climate change and urban policy consultant at the Climate Change Division. In his role at the IDB, he currently supports various divisions and national governments to design, structure and implement investment projects. His work focuses on mainstreaming climate change measures in loan operations and technical cooperation grants in Latin America. His work also includes research and technical support on innovation for blue economy, nature-based solutions, and ecosystem conservation to provide policy recommendations to country governments in the development of national policies and NDCs. Before joining the IDB, Hector worked for the 100 Resilient Cities Program of the Rockefeller Foundation, providing support to several Latin American cities to develop and implement their resilience strategies. He also served as advisor for the Science-based Targets Initiative, a global platform to help companies adopt ambitious climate targets, while working at WWF. Hector holds a bachelor degree in International Relations from the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla and a Master’s degree in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science.