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A skyline of central Bangkok taken from a high angle. There is a yellow sun and the city is still cast in some shadow.

Wed, Sep 21, 2022

Extreme heat will stifle cities’ economies for decades to come without decisive action

With extremely hot days set to double, even quintuple by 2050 in the Global South, new research quantifies economic and social impacts of heat in cities across the globe, identifies specific sectors, worker populations and neighborhoods at greatest risk today and tomorrow.

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Economy & business English

Fri, Sep 9, 2022

California Governor Newsom signs bill that will protect Californians from extreme heat

LOS ANGELES, USA — September 9, 2022 —

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English

Mon, Jul 25, 2022

Heat Wave Zoe: Seville Becomes First City in the World to Officially Name a Heat Wave

A severe heat wave isgripping Seville today with temperatures expected to exceed 42° C for the next several days.

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English
Image of Arsht-Rock team and UN-HABITAT team holding signed MOUs at the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland. Global chief heat officer announcement.

Wed, Jun 29, 2022

First-ever Global Chief Heat Officer announced at the World Urban Forum

UN-Habitat and Arsht-Rock made the announcement under the framework of a collaboration to address the impact of extreme urban heat.

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Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat

Tue, Jun 21, 2022

Seville Becomes First City in the World to Name and Categorize Severe Heat Waves

proMETEO Seville, developed in collaboration with Arsht-Rock and a network of meteorological, scientific and academic partners links weather forecasts to health outcomes.

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English

Mon, May 23, 2022

As Temperatures Rise, New Tool Empowers Cities to Address Extreme Heat, Build Climate Resilient Urban Communities

Today, during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting at Davos, likeminded organizations launched a new, online tool to help cities organize action to counter the rising heat.

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Climate communications Extreme heat

Mon, May 2, 2022

Arsht-Rock convenes leaders at first Forum on Global Resilience in Miami

More than 100 local, national and global leaders, experts, and partners convened in Miami-Dade County at the Forum on Global Resilience led by Arsht-Rock to take on today’s and tomorrow’s climate and resilience challenges.

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Climate change & climate action English

Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico, Appoints the City’s First Chief Heat Officer in Partnership with the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Ms. Surella Segú – the first to hold the CHO position in Mexico and Central America– joins a global coalition of city leaders and experts committed to reducing the growing threat of extreme urban heat for vulnerable people.

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English Extreme heat
Chief Heat Officer Announcement / Santiago de Chile at Sunset

Fri, Mar 4, 2022

Gobernador de la Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile nombra primera Oficial contra el Calor Extremo (Chief Heat Officer) en Sudamérica

Santiago de Chile se convierte en Ciudad Líder en la Acción contra el Calor Extremo y nombra a Cristina Huidobro como Chief Heat Officer para reducir los riesgos del calor extremo en asociación con el Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.

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Extreme heat Spanish
Chief Heat Officer Announcement / Santiago de Chile at Sunset

Thu, Mar 3, 2022

Governor of Santiago de Chile, Appoints South America’s First Chief Heat Officer

Appointment of Cristina Huidobro as CHO marks fourth continent to dedicate government resources to reducing the risks of extreme heat in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

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Chief Heat Officer English