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ECA Talk: How Can Cities Thrive in a Changing Climate?

January 18, 2024

Presentation by Megha Mukim, Senior Economist (Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice) and Mark Roberts, Lead Urban Economist (Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice) at the World Bank

Presentation by Somik Lall, Economic Adviser in the Office of the World Bank Chief Economist

Cities, as engines of prosperity, are major contributors to climate change, generating about 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, as home to more than half of humanity, cities are on the front lines of climate change. During this ECA Talk, we will discuss the recent World Bank study about the two-way relationship between cities and climate change which shows that cities hold one of the keys to solving the climate crisis.

Join us to learn more about how to help cities become greener, more resilient, and more inclusive – how to help cities thrive – in a changing climate.


  • TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 AM EST
  • CHAIR: Ivailo Izvorski, Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank
  • CONTACT: Ekaterina Ushakova