This webinar will focus on 4 projects taking place across the country aiming to work with communities to understand the impacts of extreme heat, to observe and model the drivers of those impacts, and to ultimately help local decision makers make informed decisions about how to mitigate heat risk now and for the future.
The Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast - A NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Project Presents the Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series. The talks focus on urban solutions to global problems associated with increasing temperature and sea level rise, precipitation variability and greenhouse gas emissions.
The US Forest Service Urban Forest Connections webinar will discuss an innovative, community-driven, and collaborative network of nonprofits and scientists that seeks to increase tree canopy in neighborhoods shown to be hotter through a novel urban heat island assessment methodology.
The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform as the global multi-stakeholder forum to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Platform, governments, the UN system and all stakeholders get together to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk, identify gaps and make recommendations to further accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework. The seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Government of Indonesia.
We invite you to join us for an open discussion on International Heat and Health at the
NIHHIS National Meeting
. The virtual coffee hour discussion on April 28th from 12:00-12:30 PM EDT will be hosted by the Global Heat Health Information System (GHHIN), and will prelude Day 3 of the NIHHIS National Meeting. The discussion will be moderated by members of GHHIN and focus on how GHHIN and other international institutions and organizations are addressing heat health, with hopes of providing resources and strengthening the international network on heat and health.
This coffee discussion is open to anyone who registers for the NIHHIS National Meeting, and is held through the Zoom for Government platform. International organizations and institutions are especially encouraged to attend. Registration for the coffee hour discussion can be accessed by the same link received after
registering for the NIHHIS National Meeting
The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) national meeting will bring together multiple stakeholders (federal agencies, state and local government, private and public partners, community leaders) to discuss heat and health with the goal of reducing risk on multiple timescales and geographic scales. This meeting is focused on engaging communities and developing a shared vision for community heat resilience. Registration and the call for abstracts coming soon.
Extreme hydrometeorological events are affecting societies, economies and environments as never before in human history. Governments, science agencies, the humanitarian sector, emergency managers and decision-makers face an unprecedented challenge to reduce the risks to citizens and society. The Societal and Economics Research Application (SERA) Working Group of the WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) invites the weather community to actively participate in the first Weather and Society Conference organised by this Programme. The focus of the Conference is the science for services approach adopted by the World Meteorological Organization to understand, analyse and enhance the value of weather and climate services in society.
The 5-day scientific program will include plenary, semi-plenary, special and oral sessions, the global policy forum, and interactive poster sessions. The program will combine live-streamed and pre-recorded sessions that will be scheduled in two different time zones (Rome stage and Melbourne stage). In addition, all sessions will be made available on-demand for the delegates to watch at a convenient time. Special sessions, oral free papers and poster sessions will provide interactive discussion among participants and presenters through live chats available during the Congress. The 37 ICOH Scientific Committees, covering the full range of OSH fields, are contributing an exciting range of topics and speakers to lead the scientific program. An outstanding faculty of Plenary speakers from across the globe will lead these discussions and participants are invited to play an active role in the scientific program by submitting an abstract for consideration in the highly regarded oral and poster presentations. Accepted abstracts will be published in an online supplement of Safety and Health at Work (SH@W).
Save the date for the South Asia Heat Health Information Network's (SAHHIN) fourth global masterclass on ‘Heat Early Warning Systems-Scientific Approaches for Estimating Thresholds’ with
, on 28th October 2021 (4.30 pm -5.30 pm IST). Hosted by IRADe and supported by IDRC / CRDI, Canada, this masterclass will deliberate on the importance of temperature thresholds in heat early warning systems, along with various options and best in use scientific analytical methods available for deriving such temperature thresholds. It will also discuss the issues and constraints in policy decision-making in setting threshold temperature for heat early warning systems.
One of the most popular interventions is planting trees, and creating accessible green spaces and water features to mitigate heat, long term. This session will cover tree canopy assessment, planting and cooling strategies, combined with strengthening community cohesion and resiliency. Threaded throughout is the intersection with environmental justice, public health, crime reduction, and equitable approaches to improvements that benefit current residents.
This summer, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. Each webinar will be themed to follow the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit’s (CRT) Steps to Resilience framework and how cities are working to address extreme heat risk. Sessions will be added throughout the summer as they are scheduled. See
for the most up to date information.
Webinar 1: Exploring the Heat Hazard
Webinar 2: Constructing Heat Vulnerability Indices
Webinar 3: Investigate Options 1 - The power of the Pen: Policies, Standards, Codes etc...
This session will feature communities that have implemented solutions to make their built environment cooler and more resilient to heat. A common action to manage urban heat risk is increasing the albedo of surfaces - rooftops, streets, sidewalks, and walls - but cities have a variety of options to choose from to provide indoor and outdoor thermal comfort. The session will provide resources and suggestions for participants just getting started thinking about which cool solutions in the built environment can be part of their portfolio of actions to mitigate urban heat risk.
This webinar will discuss the current status and future directions in using remote sensing in urban climate research.
It will explore the growing use of thermal remote sensing in urban climate research while detailing fundamental definitions and applications of this methodology.
"Challenges of global SUHI analysis " by Professor Benjamin Bechtel (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Benjamin Bechtel holds a professorship in Urban Climatology at the Department of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Before he was a Research Associate with the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, University of Hamburg. His research interests include crowdsourcing and urban remote sensing, in particular, the characterization of urban surfaces and thermal remote sensing for applications in urban climatology. Dr. Bechtel received the dissertation award 2013 for physical geography of the Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH) for his Ph.D. thesis on “Remote sensing of urban canopy parameters for enhanced modelling and climate-related classification of urban structures”; his habilitation was on “Advancements in urban- and topoclimatic observations and modelling – Remote Sensing, Crowd-Sourcing and Data Fusion”. He serves as a board member of the International Association for Urban Climate, as a steering committee member of the Belgian research project REACT, Associate Editor for Frontiers in Remote Sensing, and as a reviewer and guest editor for several international journals and funding agencies.
"(In)complete urban surface temperatures " by Professor James Voogt (University of Western Ontario)
James Voogt is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada. He is an urban climatologist who specializes in the measurement and modelling of urban surface temperatures. He received his BSc in 1986 from Queen’s University and MSc (1989) and PhD (1995) from the University of British Columbia. He has contributed to research projects on understanding the three dimensional surface temperature of cities, thermal anisotropy over urban areas, the use of remotely sensed surface temperatures in urban climate model evaluation, the climate performance of green roofs, and spatial variations in the heat impacts on urban residents. Dr. Voogt is a past president of the International Association for Urban Climate and a co-author of the text ‘Urban Climates’ published by Cambridge University Press.
Facilitated Q&A and discussions.
The webinar will be recorded and shared with the community so that people who are unavailable or in inconvenient time zones are able to follow the presentations and discussion.
Early Warning Systems (EWS) for heatwaves are a critical component of an effective Heat Action Plan (HAP). Early prediction and warning of heat alerts are important adaptation measures for increasing the preparedness of the agencies/stakeholders involved in the implementation of HAPs. The South Asia Heat Health Information Network (SAHHIN) invites you to its upcoming Global Masterclass on ‘ Early Warning Systems for Heat Stress Management’ by expert Prof. Ajit Tyagi, Senior Advisor, IRADe & Former DG, India Meteorological Department, GoI. The masterclass will brief about the importance of EWS, the range of EWS, and their role in HAPs.
The general theme of the ICUC-11 conference is “Cities as Living Labs: Climate, Vulnerability, and Multidisciplinary Solutions.” Accordingly, the organizing committee has identified six scientific streams for ICUC11, with each stream covering various sessions and plenaries. These streams include: Urban climate processes; Urban climate methods; Biometeorology & health; Integrated assessments of urban climate; Climate-conscious design and sustainable development; Urban climate policy.
The IPCC AR6 states that it is virtually certain that hot extremes (including heatwaves) have become more frequent and more intense across most land regions. With the forecast of increased frequency and intensity of heatwaves due to climate change in the future, the heat stress action plans are key to city adaptation strategies. This master class is an introduction to design Climate Adaptive Heat Action Plans which will enable the cities to efficiently prepare, mitigate and adapt to the heat stress-induced by climate change.
The South Asia Heat Health Information Network (SAHHIN) is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Global Master Class on ‘Climate Adaptive Heat Action Plans’ by expert Mr. Rohit Magotra, Deputy Director, IRADe.
This masterclass will provide an understanding of Heat Action Plan features, along with identification and mapping of heat hot spots/urban heat islands and developing heat adaptation strategies for managing heat stress for cities.
Session 1: Health
(13:00 — 14:30 UTC)
Ben Zaitchik, Pablo Mendez-Lazaro, John Malone, Kim Portmess, Cascade Tuholske, Ana Watson Emerging global health challenges – such as poor air and water quality, spread of infectious diseases (including COVID-19), extreme heat temperatures, and unprepared health systems – should be a leading priority in the upcoming decade. Earth observation data offer real-time information for scientists and stakeholders to examine the impact of these environmental risks on human and animal health, and ultimately enhance community health decision-making. By building these One Health networks, the global workforce can leverage expertise and incorporate innovative data and technology to enhance community response efforts that protect population health.
Join us on 24 August when the Lancet Series on Heat and Health will be presented by the authors, and an expert panel will reflect on the implications of the Series for public health practice and public policy.
Mapping the heat hazard is an important first step to understanding where to start addressing heat health issues in a city, but risk also involves exposure and vulnerability. This session will feature communities that have taken the next step after a UHI mapping program to factor in population, demographics, and health information to detail where the most at-risk residents live, to characterize their risk factors, and to guide appropriate interventions to manage those risks.
This summer, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. Each webinar will be themed to follow the U.S.
Climate Resilience Toolkit’s (CRT) Steps to Resilience
framework and how cities are working to address extreme heat risk.
How is extreme heat experienced and how can it be measured? There are a variety of methods and approaches to measure heat, from satellites, mobile transects, stationary observations, to wearable sensors. Each can provide important information and context to the urban heat effect and its impact. Extreme heat is a subtle hazard that is felt differently across the nation. This session will highlight the range of experience of heat across the US.
The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires and ecosystems. Upcoming Topical Presentations: July 13th - New Climate Normals, Michael Palecki, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Aug 14th - Heat Risk Tools for the Southeast, Chip Konrad, Southeast Regional Climate Center Sept 14th - Wildfire Oct 12th - Hourly Precipitation Trends in the Southeast, Vincent Brown, LSU Nov 9th - Winter Outlook Dec 14th - TBD
This largest international nutrition conference in Asia is expected to attract more than 1000 participants around the world. The conference will have 18 symposia related to sports nutrition aiming to bring the latest discovery related how exercise training and nutrition improves human performance, metabolic condition, and aging. You’ll learn, network, engage and catch up with those as passionate about sports nutrition as you are.
This one-hour webinar will feature climate-related temperature trends particularly related to extreme heat and urban heat, human health effects, social vulnerability, and risks (happening now and looking into the future). The presentation will highlight information on observed U.S. trends from EPA’s
Climate Change Indicators
and future conditions based on EPA’s
Climate Impacts and Risk Analysis efforts
. The presentation will feature recent science on extreme heat and health impacts including from the
U.S. Global Change Research Program
and EPA research on climate vulnerability and heat islands.
*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
“Reinventing Global Cities” is the second in a series of three high-profile events titled
, which focuses on the future of New York City following the pandemic. During this program, participants will learn how other global cities currently emerging from the pandemic are positioning themselves to reach aspirational social goals while implementing 21st-century zero-carbon policies.
Cities and Speakers:
Paris – Hélène Chartier,
Head of Zero Carbon Development, C40 Cities
London – Lucy Bullivant, PhD, Hon. FRIBA
, Founder/Director, Lucy Bullivant Associates
Barcelona and Xiong’an – Vicente Guallart
, Former Chief Architect, City of Barcelona; Founder, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC); Author,
The Self-Sufficient City;
Competition winner to design post-COVID, self-sufficient city in Xiong’an
Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Co-Chair, AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee; Founder, RAVEN A+U – Architecture + Urban Design; Assoc. Professor, NYIT SoAD
Please join us on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 8am EDT / 2pm CEST for a webinar on the impact of heat waves during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned from summer 2020 by national public health institutes (NPHIs). The webinar will feature NPHI case studies by Dr. Shubhayu Saha of the Climate and Health Section of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Werner Hagens, responsible for the Dutch Heatwaves Plan at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, and Owen Landeg of the Extreme Events and Health Protection Team at Public Health England. A panel discussion will follow to discuss possible solutions and how to adapt public health practice to address the combined impact of heatwaves and COVID-19. Our panelists will be Dr. Geneviève Chêne, chief executive of Santé publique France, Céline Campagna, responsible for the Adaptation Plan to Climate Change at the National Public Health Institute of Quebec, Juli Trtanj of the lol竞猜最新版投注APP v10.7, and a panelist to be announced from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center. The session will be moderated by Prof. Duncan Selbie, president of IANPHI. Thanks to support from U.S. CDC, IANPHI will offer live interpretation on Zoom in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Please let us know whether you will need interpretation by completing the relevant field on the Zoom registration page.
The year 2020 was one of the three warmest on record. This year, we must also brace ourselves for a long, hot summer as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the problems caused by prolonged periods of heat. This webinar looks at different areas of ongoing work on preventing the adverse health outcomes from heat through good public health practice. The session presents the latest scientific evidence related to effective heat health action planning and features case studies from European countries. WHO/Europe will present an update on its #KeepCool campaign and release a series of video clips to support communication with the public on heat health prevention.
As part of the Global Dialogue Platform for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action 2020, the session on "Extreme heat and COVID-19: Managing complex and cascading hazards" focused on the complexity of managing extreme heat and COVID-19 in 2020. Drawing on global case studies and resources, speakers discussed the challenges of heat preparedness during the global pandemic, including the realities of what has been experienced at community level in several countries. The session included brief presentations and a moderated panel discussion, along with interactive questions around heatwave risk management, and how to modify typical cooling interventions while respecting infection control efforts. Tools and approaches that can help guide local and national authorities to coordinate and adjust heat action plans and interventions, to incorporate COVID-19 prevention. Hosted by lol竞猜最新版投注APP v10.7 (GHHIN), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Anticipation Hub.
- Roop Singh
, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Climate Risk Advisor
- Elspeth Oppermann
, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Rachel Carson Centre), Senior Researcher
Towards the end of this extraordinary and - in so many ways - challenging year of 2020, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 8th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action, which will take place virtually from
8th – 10th December 2020
. Facing a world in crisis, our anticipatory action community recognizes the importance to continue to learn and to grow. We want to invite you to join us to share experiences, learnings and challenges faced at this year’s Global Dialogue Platform, which has the theme:
Collaborating for Climate, COVID-19 and Conflict: Getting Ahead of Crises with Anticipatory Action
Join online to discover new findings from the 2020 Report on the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. In total 120 world-leading experts, including authors from 35 academic institutions and UN agencies spanning every continent have looked at more than 40 indicators for the report.
The Understanding Risk (UR) Global Forum is a biennial conference that convenes experts and practitioners from all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification as well as to facilitate non-traditional interactions and partnerships. The 2020 edition also marks the 10
anniversary of UR community, and we are celebrating its achievements and the advancements of the field during the past decade.
As part of the 2020
, a webinar series will be run by the HIWeather research project of the World Meteorological Organization. This is the fourth webinar focusing on the topic of multiscale hazard prediction. The webinar consists of six 15-minutes presentations and discussions following each presentation. You are cordially invited to join an international network of scientists to discuss progress and challenges related to hazard prediction and warning
This is the 3rd webinar in a series being run by the WMO's HIWeather research project. There will be four 15-minute presentations followed by a panel discussion, and plenty of time throughout for you to ask the speakers questions using the chat function.
November 10, 17, & 24, 2020
10:00-11:30 EST (Session A) or 16:00-17:30 EST (Session B)
The rapid growth of urban populations, the urban heat island (UHI) effect, and a potential increase in the frequency and duration of heat waves due to climate change, raise a series of issues about the increased health risks of sensitive urban populations to extreme heat and the effective means of mitigating impacts of heat waves. According to the US EPA, urban heat islands affect energy consumption, elevate greenhouse gas emissions, and impair water quality by increasing the temperature of urban water runoff. This will be ARSET's first training on UHI and will be in collaboration with the
National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS)
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. This training will address the use of remote sensing in determining where "hot spots" of land surface temperature are located in urban areas, why these areas are experiencing increased temperature, which populations are most vulnerable, and ways to mitigate the effects through adaptive land use planning.
The Race to Zero Climate & Health Dialogue on November 9th 2020 will bring local to global actors together to place health and equity at the center of ambitious climate action. Through a series of virtual events, hosted throughout a 24-hour period, the dialogue will envision how a healthy, equitable recovery from COVID-19 can drive rapid decarbonization of the world economy. [br] The climate & health dialogue will present initiatives, case-studies and interventions for a healthy, climate-resilient and climate-just future across several priority areas of action: Adaptation & resilience; Nature; Energy transition; Zero carbon road transport; and Finance.
This virtual event will take place on November 9, as a part of the
November Race to Zero Dialogues
organized by UNFCCC in partnership with the High-Level Climate Champions. It will pave the way to the
2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change
COP26 UN climate change conference
to be held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021. [br] The event is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Race to Zero, the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), the Wellcome Trust, Glasgow Caledonian University and its Centre for Climate Justice, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. [br] Session speakers will include representatives from cities, regions, businesses and civil society from sectors such as health, biodiversity, transport, economy and energy, as well as scientists, policy makers, celebrities, local authorities and mayors, government representatives, representatives from vulnerable communities and youth leaders. [br] For any questions regarding this event, please
contact the WHO climate team
This is the 2nd in a series of 5 webinars organized by the WMO's HIWeather research project. A brief overview of the project's Impacts, Vulnerability & Risk (IVR) task team will be followed by four, 15-minute presentations (plus Q&A) and a general discussion. Questions will be administered through the chat function of MS Teams.
The Steering Committee of GHHIN will meet over two days to consider: - Progress and activities of the Network in 2019-2020 - New emerging issues and opportunities - Priority activities and tasks for 2021-22 - Updates of Network operations and governance
This is the 1st webinar in a series being run by the WMO's HIWeather research project. There will be four 10-minute presentations followed by a panel discussion, and plenty of time throughout for you to ask the panellists questions using the chat function.
The public lecture is scheduled to start at 7 PM EDT (doors open 6PM) followed by Q&A and virtual poster hall reception.
About the Lecture:
Extreme heat is deadlier than all other U.S. weather-related hazards combined, with risks increasing due to racial, social, and economic inequality, climate change, and increased development, which exacerbates the urban heat island effect. During this summer’s record-breaking temperatures, heat-health was at the forefront of the national conversation on climate risk, intersecting with and compounding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related economic and energy pressures. While research and modeling continue to advance understanding of the characteristics of heat in cities, translating this research into sustainability and resiliency policy, practice, and governance remains a challenge. NYC's experience makes a case for developing actionable science for decision making and the public interest and intentionally using health and climate data to achieve climate equity goals.
About the Speaker:
Kizzy Charles-Guzman is a Deputy Director at the New York City (NYC) Mayor’s Office of Sustainability where she leads the social and environmental policy team. For over a decade, she has engaged in citywide sustainability and resiliency planning efforts to ensure that social, public health and environmental justice priorities are integrated into climate action agendas and environmental policies. She led the development of Cool Neighborhoods NYC, the City’s first comprehensive strategy to address the impacts of rising temperatures and heat waves, and other equity-focused initiatives that ensure that NYC residents are ready to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change. Kizzy also served as the Deputy Director for Social Resiliency at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, and as Director of the Climate Change and Public Health Program at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, developing and implementing effective initiatives that support and promote NYC's environmental health. She received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award, and a Champion of Change Award from the U.S. White House in recognition of her work. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She also teaches at New York University.
The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from
4 - 8 October 2021
. It is the sixth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation and the first to be held in Asia. Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program, which is one of the four components of World Climate Programme (WCP) based on the World Meteorological Organisation Congress XVI Resolution 18. As a premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate dialogues towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy makers from across the world.