Cesar Maia

Cesar Maia has been the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro since 1992. He has developed major social programmes for the city, including the Rio Cidade and Favela-Bairro projects, consisting of the renovation of urban landscape and other major structural improvements, especially in the poorest neighbourhoods.

Global climatic change will affect all aspects of social life in the twenty-first century. The measures necessary to confront the challenges brought about by global warming and to mitigate its impact go far beyond the indispensable technological transition in the production process and changes in consumption habits of individuals. The future of cities and what we now call "urban" will also undergo transformations.