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About the event
Friday, December 1 at 3:00 pm GST/6:00 am ET
As climate change drives temperatures higher, cities – where the built environment traps and amplifies heat, and entire neighborhoods can become heat islands – find themselves on the frontlines of the crisis. Chief Heat Officers, city officials who develop and coordinate a unified local response to heat stress, offer an innovative model for accelerating a city’s heat adaptation efforts.
In this session, four Chief Heat Officers from cities around the world share valuable experiences, discuss impactful policies, explore nature-based solutions, and showcase innovative strategies for building urban resilience to extreme heat.
Moderator: Mauricio Rodas, Senior Advisor on Heat and City Diplomacy, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock)
Bushra Afreen, Chief Heat Officer for Dhaka North, Bangladesh
Tiffany Crawford, Chief Heat Officer for Melbourne, Australia
Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer, UN-Habitat, and Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock)