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Freetown Market Shade project

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.

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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.

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Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat

Mon, Dec 12, 2022

What AB 2238 means for California: The bill that protects 40 million people from extreme heat

AB 2238, the recently signed Californian bill, will create a heat wave categorization system by January 1, 2025.

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English Innovative policy and finance

Tue, Nov 22, 2022

Countdown to the “Cooling COP”: what we can learn from COP27

After days of intense negotiations, it is clear how much work remains after COP27. As formal negotiations fell short of expected outcomes, the actors and leaders beyond the COP27 negotiation table led the way in climate action and hope.

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Tue, Nov 15, 2022

Catalyzing insurance sector action to protect communities from extreme heat

Advancing the insurance sector’s core risk management capabilities will help nations, regions, and communities address the growing physical risks of climate change and extreme heat.

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Innovative policy and finance

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Arsht-Rock Partners with Marsh McLennan and UN Climate Change High-Level Champions to Advance Insurance Sector Action on Climate Adaptation 

Arsht-Rock partners with Marsh McLennan to help mobilize the insurance sector in support of the UN’s Race to Resilience by championing innovative disaster risk reduction initiatives.

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Forest Fires In Gironde, South West France during Europe heat wave_Chief Heat Officer TED Talk

Mon, Jul 18, 2022

How can Europe prepare for its next heat wave?

Arsht-Rock's Global CHO Eleni Myrivili shares her three approaches in TED Talk.

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Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat
Misty Monroe of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare distributes popsicles to vulnerable members of the community as a heat wave continues in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Thu, Jun 23, 2022

How does a health-based heat wave categorizing and naming system work?

Arsht-Rock's health impact-based categorizing and naming system highlights the dangerous effects of heat on human health by anchoring public awareness campaigns to a tiered category system. The categories indicate how dangerous the heat is on any given day, helping governments and other stakeholders take informed actions to reduce heat-related deaths and illnesses.

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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, Jun 17, 2022

Cities worldwide categorize and name heat waves as temperatures soar—yours should too.

Arsht-Rock is working with international partners to pilot an innovative way to categorize and name heat waves. Unlike systems for other disasters, it is based on the expected negative heat outcomes of the weather forecast specific to the cities involved, not just weather conditions alone.

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Wed, Dec 15, 2021

Can cities lead on climate change?

With 70 percent of global CO2 emissions generated in urban areas, cities are where the battle against climate change will be defined.

Blog by Mauricio Rodas

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