Hadrian Aqueduct Cooling District: Heat Risk Reduction Guidelines
This set of guidelines provides a framework for designing public spaces to reduce urban temperatures, using Athens as the model. It examines the use of urban nature, water, and building materials to reduce temperatures, providing technical specifications for which solutions are best suited for different urban typologies found in the city.
Accelerating private finance action on adaptation and resilience
This report explores how private finance actors are mobilizing in the face of the climate crisis for adaptation and resilience.
Call for Collaboration
Call for Collaboration: An invitation to governments to mobilise private finance for adaptation and resilience
At COP28, this call for collaboration was announced to mobilize the private financial sector’s role in the creation of an enabling environment for increased private finance for climate adaptation and resilience.
Seville Heat Wave Naming & Categorization Pilot Project
The Seville Heat Wave Naming and Categorization Project is Arsht-Rock’s pilot of its health based system. This is the story of its impact.
The scorching divide: How extreme heat inflames gender inequalities in health and income
Arsht-Rock’s new report examines the impact of climate-driven extreme heat on women’s unpaid domestic labor, paid employment, and health in India, Nigeria, and the United States—paving the way for gender-informed interventions, investments, policies, and research.
The impact of extreme heat exposure on women and infants
This state of the science review examined evidence on the associations between heat exposure and negative health outcomes during pregnancy and the neonatal period.
Hot cities, chilled economies: Impacts of extreme heat on global cities
The social and economic effects of extreme heat impact cities around the world now. In Arsht-Rock’s report, the effects of heat are viewed through the prism of twelve cities that are already enduring and addressing dramatic impacts of heat waves.
Virtual Reality For Global Climate Leadership
This report explores the role of VR as a policy tool that can shift leaders’ perceptions of the climate crisis.
Mobilizing Insurance Sector Capabilities to Advance Community-Level Climate Risk Reduction and Adaptation
This report explores how pioneers in the insurance sector have moved climate risk reduction forward and introduces a framework for system-wide changes to flatten the climate risk curve.
Extreme heat: The economic and social consequences for the United States
This report quantifies some of the likely socioeconomic impacts of heat in the United States under current and possible future conditions.
The Environmental Game Design Playbook
This report is a guide for developing games that inspire climate action and establishes a common design language for discussing climate change in games.
Uncovered: The real burden of heat. How disaster risk finance can save lives.
This report explores how communities can begin to use disaster risk finance to address the larger, often hidden, costs of extreme heat.
What do video gamers think about global warming?
This report investigates climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior among video game players in the United States.
A Drawdown-Aligned Framework for the Gaming Industry
Project Drawdown’s framework is hands-on guide that breaks down the ways that the gaming industry can help steer the world away from climate catastrophe.
Individual and community resilience
City Resilience Snapshot: Mexico City
Located on a lake basin and…