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A skyline of central Bangkok taken from a high angle. There is a yellow sun and the city is still cast in some shadow.

Wed, Sep 21, 2022

Extreme heat will stifle cities’ economies for decades to come without decisive action

With extremely hot days set to double, even quintuple by 2050 in the Global South, new research quantifies economic and social impacts of heat in cities across the globe, identifies specific sectors, worker populations and neighborhoods at greatest risk today and tomorrow.

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Economy & business English

Fri, Sep 9, 2022

California Governor Newsom signs bill that will protect Californians from extreme heat

LOS ANGELES, USA — September 9, 2022 —

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English

Mon, Jul 25, 2022

Heat Wave Zoe: Seville Becomes First City in the World to Officially Name a Heat Wave

A severe heat wave isgripping Seville today with temperatures expected to exceed 42° C for the next several days.

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English
Forest Fires In Gironde, South West France during Europe heat wave_Chief Heat Officer TED Talk

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.

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Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat
Image of Arsht-Rock team and UN-HABITAT team holding signed MOUs at the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland. Global chief heat officer announcement.

Wed, Jun 29, 2022

First-ever Global Chief Heat Officer announced at the World Urban Forum

UN-Habitat and Arsht-Rock made the announcement under the framework of a collaboration to address the impact of extreme urban heat.

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Chief Heat Officer Extreme heat
Misty Monroe of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare distributes popsicles to vulnerable members of the community as a heat wave continues in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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.

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Categorizing and naming heat waves Extreme heat

Tue, Jun 21, 2022

Seville Becomes First City in the World to Name and Categorize Severe Heat Waves

proMETEO Seville, developed in collaboration with Arsht-Rock and a network of meteorological, scientific and academic partners links weather forecasts to health outcomes.

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English
Why name and categorize heat waves?A girl cools off from the extreme heat from an opened fire hydrant in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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.

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Categorizing and naming heat waves English

Mon, May 23, 2022

As Temperatures Rise, New Tool Empowers Cities to Address Extreme Heat, Build Climate Resilient Urban Communities

Today, during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting at Davos, likeminded organizations launched a new, online tool to help cities organize action to counter the rising heat.

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Climate communications Extreme heat

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.

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