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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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Chief Heat Officer Announcement / Santiago de Chile at Sunset

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.

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Chief Heat Officer Announcement / Santiago de Chile at Sunset

Thu, Mar 3, 2022

Governor of Santiago de Chile, Appoints South America’s First Chief Heat Officer

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

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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.

Blog by Kathy Baughman McLeod

English Extreme heat

Mon, Oct 18, 2021

Seville Mayor Juan Espadas announces heatwave naming and categorization initiative

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.

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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.

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Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Extreme heat: The economic and social consequences for the United States

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.

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Extreme heat

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis announces Europe’s first Chief Heat Officer

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.

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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.

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Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Mobile Garden Kits: Addressing Food Insecurity Amid a Pandemic

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.

Blog by Rebecca Scheurer, Nidhi Upadhyaya, Owen Gow

English Extreme heat