A report from the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center , “Hot Cities, Chilled Economies: Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Cities”, assesses the social and economic effects on twelve cities around the world, that are already experiencing and addressing the impacts of extreme heat. The report focuses on examining heat-related productivity losses, the effects on workers and identifying critical sectors of the economy where effects are greatest. Findings indicate that impacts are higher and rising faster in the global South and among poor and marginalised communities in all countries.

The report highlights the need for urgent action to reduce emissions and adapt to heat. It showcases examples of policy measures, communication campaigns, and nature-based solutions that cities implement to protect their residents. It also offers a Heat Action Platform to help cities find guidance and resources for building heat resilience.


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