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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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Categorizing and naming heat waves

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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Extreme heat

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 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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Extreme heat

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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English Extreme heat

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

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

As climate-induced extreme heat continues to rage, Arsht-Rockefeller Resilience Center pledges funding for Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance activities

Today, September 30, 2020, EHRA members convened for the first time to define critical actions for the Alliance’s work to protect vulnerable people from extreme heat, supporting its vision of a world without heat-related deaths and loss of livelihoods.

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Extreme heat

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance: Reducing Extreme Heat Risk

Founded and managed by Arsht-Rock, EHRA works hand-in-hand with global leaders and practitioners at every level to increase heat resilience in urban areas, focusing on vulnerable populations.

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English Extreme heat

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

What if heat waves were named like hurricanes? New push draws mega insurers, Athens and Miami mayors, Red Cross and dozens more stakeholders

EHRA is pushing for a standard practice of naming and ranking heat waves globally so that communities and people can communicate about the emergency and adequately prepare.

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English Extreme heat