On Thursday, November 17 at COP27, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System's (NIHHIS) new heat and health portal, Heat.gov, will be displayed as a side event at the US Center. Launched in July 2022, Heat.gov is a website that provides the American public and decision-makers with clear, timely and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat. Heat.gov offers maps, data, and information that enables informed decisions by communities on a daily basis and allows planning for weeks and months ahead. People visiting the US Center will be able to view the website and learn more about what the US government is doing to address heat and health.
This side event is linked to the early warning and heat event occurring at COP27, as well as the VR experience on the Washington D.C. urban heat island. The event will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt at 6:30-7:30 a.m. EST/ 1:30-2:30 p.m. EET.
For more information, contact Juli Trtanj.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
P: (301) 734-1214
NIHHIS Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1215
Climate and Health Communication & Outreach Coordinator (UCAR)
P: (302) 648-6920
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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