Senior Advisor, Arsht-Rock
Director, Global Policy
Director, Extreme Heat Initiative
Assistant Director, Extreme Heat Initiative
Deputy director, Resilience Hubs
Tue, Apr 26, 2022
Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico, Appoints the City’s First Chief Heat Officer in Partnership with the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Ms. Surella Segú – the first to hold the CHO position in Mexico and Central America– joins a global coalition of city leaders and experts committed to reducing the growing threat of extreme urban heat for vulnerable people.
Fri, Mar 4, 2022
Gobernador de la Región Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile nombra primera Oficial contra el Calor Extremo (Chief Heat Officer) en Sudamérica
Santiago de Chile se convierte en Ciudad Líder en la Acción contra el Calor Extremo y nombra a Cristina Huidobro como Chief Heat Officer para reducir los riesgos del calor extremo en asociación con el Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.
Thu, Mar 3, 2022
Appointment of Cristina Huidobro as CHO marks fourth continent to dedicate government resources to reducing the risks of extreme heat in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
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.
Blog by Kathy Baughman McLeod
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
Mayor Juan Espadas, in partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, commits to developing methodology for heat wave naming and categorization, beginning in 2022.
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center names Kurt Shickman Director for Extreme Heat
The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) names Kurt Shickman as their Director for Extreme Heat.
Tue, Aug 31, 2021
Extreme Heat: The Economic and Social Consequences for the United States—a new report produced by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center with analysis conducted by Vivid Economics—quantifies the impacts of heat under current and future conditions.
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis delivered on his commitment as a founding member of City Champions for Heat Action (CCHA) by naming Europe’s first Chief Heat Officer, appointing urban climate resilience veteran Eleni Myrivili to the post.
Fri, Apr 30, 2021
Global cities take on increasing threat of extreme heat by appointing first-ever “Chief Heat Officers,” starting with Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County, Freetown, and Athens sign on as founding members of Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action – an Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance Initiative.
Fri, Dec 18, 2020
Within two months of initiating a COVID-19 emergency response program, nearly 4,500 people received critical food rations along with seedlings for mobile garden kits that would yield fresh vegetables and greens in as little as three weeks.