Arsht-Rock announces Felipe Calderon as the first Global Ambassador for Extreme Heat at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Arsht-Rock Announces Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico, as First Global Ambassador for Heat Action at COP27

Arsht-Rock announced that Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón will be the first-ever Global Ambassador for Heat Action to advance heat adaptation at an international scale.


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Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Arsht-Rock Partners with Marsh McLennan and UN Climate Change High-Level Champions to Advance Insurance Sector Action on Climate Adaptation 

Arsht-Rock partners with Marsh McLennan to help mobilize the insurance sector in support of the UN’s Race to Resilience by championing innovative disaster risk reduction initiatives.


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Image of apartment complexes filled with green gardens on the balconies.

Wed, Nov 9, 2022

Arsht-Rock Announces the Cool Capital Stack: A $750 million Investment Pipeline to Protect the World from Extreme Heat

Arsht-Rock announces the Cool Capital Stack at COP27 to address the urgent climate crisis of extreme heat with an aggregation of projects and technologies to protect people and local economies.


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Mon, Oct 24, 2022

Arup, Mahila Housing Trust, and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) join Arsht-Rock’s Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance 

OCTOBER 24, 2022, Washington D.C.—Three new


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Thu, Oct 6, 2022

Melbourne, Australia, Lord Mayor Announces City’s First-ever Chief Heat Officers 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — 7 October, 2022


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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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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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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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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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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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