Image of Al Wasl Dome at Expo City at the COP28 U.N. at night.

Sat, Dec 9, 2023

A “Paris” moment for loss and damage

This blog explains what the loss and damage fund is and the progress that came out of its operationalization at COP28.


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Image from COP28 in Dubai.

Tue, Dec 5, 2023

What’s next for the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda?

Arsht-Rock explains what the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda is and why it is so critical for the future of climate adaptation.


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Image from Blue Zone, COP28 in Dubai.

Tue, Dec 5, 2023

A historic day for cooling: The launch of the Global Cooling Pledge

The Global Cooling Pledge is the first global collective action to reduce the cooling sector's greenhouse gas emissions.


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Aerial view of city.

Mon, Dec 4, 2023

Why should COP28 prioritize extreme heat resilience? A guest feature from former President Felipe Calderón 

As world leaders meet in Dubai for COP28, Arsht-Rock’s Global Ambassador for Heat Action and former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón calls for cities and nations to accelerate action on extreme heat resilience worldwide.


COP English

Tue, Nov 21, 2023

Atlantic Council announces wide-ranging programming at COP28

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arsht-Rock Resilience Center’s Global Ambassador for Heat, Health, and Gender, joins the Atlantic Council at COP28


COP English

Wed, Nov 9, 2022

Nancy Pelosi and Kathy Castor talk climate and resilience with Arsht-Rock at COP27

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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


Wed, Oct 20, 2021

Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week, in collaboration with Arsht-Rock, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents.

Articles by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Chief Heat Officer COP