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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

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.

Digital tool

Climate communications Extreme heat

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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English Extreme heat

Mon, Dec 6, 2021

Arsht-Rock and JPMorgan Chase Launch the US Climate Resilience Map: Pathways for City Solutions

The first-ever online tool maps both climate risk and social vulnerability across every state in the continental US and highlights successful climate resilience interventions in 10 stand-out cities.

Digital tool

Individual and community resilience

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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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

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