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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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