Tue, Sep 19, 2023

The climate crisis: The economic, health, and developmental consequences of extreme heat 

Extreme heat impacts everything from individual health to national economies. Cities are especially vulnerable to this growing crisis, but there are solutions that can help them reduce the human and economic impacts of climate change.


English Extreme heat
Why name and categorize heat waves?A girl cools off from the extreme heat from an opened fire hydrant in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Fri, Jul 14, 2023

Cities are categorizing and naming heat waves—yours should, too. 

This article explains why cities around the globe are beginning to categorize and name heat waves to prepare for climate-driven extreme heat. You’ll learn why heat is so deadly, who is most vulnerable, and how using a health-based heat early warning system and naming heat waves can protect people.


Categorizing and naming heat waves English
A small girl is cooling by a water sprinkler at the Podgorski Square in Krakow, Poland on June 20, 2023. Hot air masses covered the country and thermometers read over 30 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto)NO USE FRANCE

Wed, Jun 21, 2023

Why early season heat waves can be so deadly

Early season heat waves can have devastating consequences. As the planet warms up, more people will be exposed to unseasonable heat waves and the associated health risks.


Mon, Jun 5, 2023

These five video games are taking on climate change

Nearly three billion people play video games every day. We can reach them through the games they already care about, and share localized climate policy solutions in ways that do not just build the educational value of the games, but actually make them more engaging to play.


Gaming technology

Fri, Jun 2, 2023

Rising temperatures, rising risks: The compounding effects of heat, drought, and flood 

Climate disasters can have compounding and interconnected impacts. This blog puts the spotlight on the nexus of heat, drought, and flood.


Extreme heat

Thu, Apr 27, 2023

“Me muero de calor”: How Santiago is building local solutions for extreme heat

In Santiago, Chief Heat Officer Cristina Huidobro is building local solutions for climate-driven extreme heat.


Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat

Wed, Apr 19, 2023

From concrete to canopy: how three cities are using urban greening to protect their communities from extreme heat 

Cities around the world experience soaring temperatures. Urban greenery plays a role in combatting the heat. This blog puts the spotlight on three cities—Miami, Freetown, and Melbourne—working hand-in-hand with local residents to plant the seeds for cooler, greener, and healthier cities of the future.


Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat

Tue, Mar 7, 2023

Fighting extreme heat with parametric insurance: protecting the livelihoods of women in India’s informal economy sector

Arsht-Rock’s new Extreme Heat Income Insurance will help 21,000 women in India recover wages lost due to climate-driven extreme heat events.


Cool Capital Stack English
Image of school children in green uniforms holding Freetown's #BeatTheHeat flyers.

Fri, Jan 20, 2023

Freetown on the frontlines of climate action: The city’s plan for extreme heat

Freetown, Sierra Leone launched its Climate Action Plan and Heat Season campaign to empower residents with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves from climate-driven extreme heat.


Africa Chief Heat Officer

Wed, Dec 14, 2022

Miami’s Extreme Heat Action Plan: a blueprint to reduce the health and economic impacts of extreme heat  

Miami's Extreme Heat Action Plan will inform, prepare, and protect residents for extreme heat events next summer and beyond.


Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat