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
Chinese construction workers push carts under the scorching sunshine in the sweltering weather in Chongqing, China, 30 July 2010.

Tue, Aug 22, 2023

Cities at risk: The urban heat island effect

The urban heat island effect makes billions vulnerable to heat. This blog explores what it is and how heat in cities impacts people.


Extreme heat
The sun shines on people standing on the roof observation deck of the Griffith Observatory, as a potentially dangerous heat wave grips the western U.S., in Los Angeles, California, June 29, 2013. Dozens of people were treated for heat-related ailments, and cities and towns across the western United States took emergency measures to help residents cool off, as the region sweltered on Saturday in dangerous triple-digit temperatures. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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.


English Innovative policy and finance
COP27 Lessons from Sharm El-Sheikh

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.


COP Innovative policy and finance

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


Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Extreme heat: Pressure cooking our food system

This article explores the consequences of extreme heat on food systems. It provides examples of tools in the "toolbox of resilience solutions" we can implement to immediately safeguard farmers and the production of high-quality and ample food.


English Food insecurity

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Kathy Baughman McLeod on Financing a Sustainable Planet podcast

Kathy Baughman McLeod was interviewed on the Euromoney "Financing a Sustainable Planet" podcast series — listen to her clip.


Innovative policy and finance

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

In crisis, social connectedness builds more resilient communities

In Miami, Sedano’s Supermarket partnered with local restaurants to employ up to 400 furloughed employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


English Individual and community resilience

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Building a Resilient Planet: How to Adapt to Climate Change From the Bottom Up

The conventional wisdom holds that climate change is a problem for international organizations, big governments, and global corporations to solve. Only those major players can make a dent in global greenhouse gas emissions, the thinking goes, and only they can pool the necessary resources. Given the monumental scale of the coming climate crisis, anything short of such high-level mobilization seems inconsequential, even futile.


Individual and community resilience

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

The First Responders of Fashion

Until just a few weeks ago,