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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

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 2, 2022

Arsht-Rock convenes leaders at first Forum on Global Resilience in Miami

More than 100 local, national and global leaders, experts, and partners convened in Miami-Dade County at the Forum on Global Resilience led by Arsht-Rock to take on today’s and tomorrow’s climate and resilience challenges.

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Climate change & climate action English

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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English Extreme heat
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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Chief Heat Officer English

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

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Extreme heat: Pressure cooking our food system

This article explores the consequences of extreme heat on food systems. It provides examples of tools in the "toolbox of resilience solutions" we can implement to immediately safeguard farmers and the production of high-quality and ample food.

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English Food insecurity