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Webinar

Scaling up Sustainable Cooling for All

Ashden, BloombergNEF | 2020

With one billion people lacking access to cooling, rising temperatures are a deadly and growing global threat. On 13 October 2020 Ashden and BloombergNEF showcased the innovators working towards inclusive, sustainable cooling in cities around the world.

The webinar featured case studies of real-world success – from cooling through greenery in Medellín, Colombia to a world-leading urban action plan in Ahmedabad, India.

The event uncovered barriers to investment and policy action in this area, and explored the roles of data, community engagement, finance and government in building the cooling ecosystem.

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Training Center

Heat and Health Forecasting and Warning Training Center

DWD

The aim of the training center is to assist and provide capacity building for professionals from meteorological services, research institutions related to meteorological services and international organizations. Time at the training center will enable participants the possibility to study approaches to Heat Health Warning Systems (HHWS) in Germany, learn specific skills and work to adjust, apply and transfer the methods used by the HHWS in Germany in other locations.

 

The content of training on Heat and Health at the training center may include:

 

  • Key concepts and fundamentals of HHWS, biometeorological weather forecasting, importance of local and regional effects of climate and their influence on human health
  • Skills to estimate thermal indices, nocturnal and in general indoor conditions, the effect of sun radiation and ventilation including air conditioning
  • How to develop specific warning thresholds and criteria
  • Good practices to develop and tailor risk communication messages for broadcast meteorologists, the public, health authorities and specific target groups like elderly people and homes
  • Importance of preparation and analysis of health and epidemiological data

 

Training will occur in English and/or in German.

Heat Health Dialogue

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Heat in the Workplace

GHHIN | 2020

This Dialogue provides a rapid tour through key recent developments in the world of occupational heat health. Held on 29 July 2020, the dialogue consists of updates from a panel of three experts and practitioners on the state of the science, new research outcomes into often overlooked worker populations, and practical interventions into occupational heat health in Europe, Central America and Vietnam.

Heat Health Dialogue

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Heat in the City

GHHIN | 2020

This GHHIN Dialogue session provides a rapid tour through urban innovations in heat health. Held on 28 July 2020, the dialogue includes updates from a panel of five experts and practitioners on the state of the practice of increasing resilience to extreme heat across the world from their diverse perspectives of governance, planning, design, and vulnerable populations, and a facilitated panel discussion.

Online Course

Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Heat-Related Illness

US-CDC

This course is designed to help coaches, athletic trainers, students, school nurses, parents, teachers, and others understand heat-related illness in student athletes and know how to prevent, as well as treat, it when it occurs. The course includes tools such as heat index charts, a wet bulb globe temperature chart, and sweat rate calculator that helps leaders assess if it’s safe to play.

Masterclass

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Setting operational thresholds for Heat Early Warning Systems

GHHIN | 2020

Defining heatwave events and optimal public health heat alerting systems remains complex and challenging. Should they be impact-based, and what information is needed to make them so? If this information is unavailable, are climatological approaches alone effective? This masterclass will address these questions and provide insight to some of the practical and operational considerations that both meteorological services and public health agencies may need to take when either developing or improving existing heat health thresholds for action.

Masterclass

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Innovating in urban planning and governance for heat health

GHHIN | 2020

Extreme heat is an increasing climate risk for cities and the health of their residents across the world, due to the combination of the urban heat island (UHI) effect and climate change. Urban planning and design that considers urban heat mitigation can help cities increase their resilience to extreme heat in the built environment. This masterclass will present the current state and innovations in urban planning, design and governance for extreme heat, offer insight into the diverse disciplinary perspectives on extreme heat governance, and offer strategies for enhancing community engagement for sustained extreme heat planning efforts.

Masterclass

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Developing an effective Heat Health Action Plan for your city

GHHIN | 2020

Effective prevention in a city requires a portfolio of actions at different levels: from health system preparedness coordinated with meteorological early warning systems to timely public and medical advice and improvements to housing and urban planning. These actions can be integrated in a defined Heat Health Action Plan. There are several principles that should be used in planning for and responding to heatwaves. This Masterclass is an introduction to heat health action planning, based on principles and guidance developed by the World Health Organization and from case studies of actual plans.

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