Today is World Oceans Day. In addition to being a source of food, the oceans are essential for human life, as they absorb more than 90% of the excess of atmospheric heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The effects of climate change are disrupting not only marine ecosystems, but the people who depend on them. According to the UN, 40% of the total population lives less than 100 km … [Read more...] about World Oceans Day: how to reduce hydroclimatic risks in cities?
Ophélie Chevalier is Lead Specialist in Urban Development and Housing at the Inter-American Development Bank. She has more than 20 years of experience in international development, which includes project management (identification, design, negotiation, execution and evaluation), preparation of sectoral strategies, policy dialogue with the authorities, and leadership of technical studies. At the IDB, Ophélie has specialized in particular in institutional strengthening, local development, housing subsidies, and neighborhood improvement programs. His current work also includes serving as the Urban Division's focal point for climate change and risk issues. Ophélie is a lawyer by training, with master's degrees from the University of Paris and Columbia University in New York.