17 November 2022
FORTHCOMING – Planning for Extreme Heat with the Heat Action Platform

Date: Monday, 5 December 2022                             Time: 14:30 – 15:45 CET                              Event Language: English

Format: Online webinar, register now this link.

Organized by: UNEP Cool Coalition, Mission Innovation and The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Event Description

The world is getting hotter. A little more than one degree of global warming may not sound like much, but it means that the planet is already hotter than any world any human has ever known. Today, 1.7 billion people living in urban areas are exposed to extreme levels of heat. This number will rise dramatically as the planet gets hotter and hotter, and more people move to urban areas.

Extreme heat kills. It is linked to more deaths than all other climate-driven hazards combined – 365,000 deaths in 2019 alone. The rising heat is also damaging economies. By 2030, heat stress will wipe out $2.4 trillion from the world’s economy. It is also one of the biggest climate-justice issues we face, exposing and deepening the growing inequality we see around the world today. 

To face this challenge, global experts have joined hands to build a new online tool to provide users with an actionable framework to assess, plan, implement and evaluate heat resilience strategies with technical resources, case studies of best practices for mitigating and adapting to extreme heat, and a filterable inventory of solutions applicable to local contexts.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Present the Heat Action Platform to a relevant network of stakeholders
  • Collect feedback on its structure, usability and content
  • Highlight opportunities for partnership and collaboration on the next steps for the platform 

We Will: Efficient, Climate-Friendly Cooling for All
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