The webinar will explore how increasing community engagement in both understanding and measuring urban heat through the use of a novel participatory research campaign framework can lead to climate action efficacy in US cities.
On July 28th and 29th, the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) hosted discussions on the urgent challenges of extreme heat in urban areas and in occupational settings. The discussions were moderated by Thomson Reuters reporters, and featured experts from government, academia, and industry.
The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), in partnership with the NOAA CPO Communication Education and Engagement division and CAPA Strategies LLC will support and coordinate 13 community science Urban Heat Island (UHI) mapping field campaigns in cities across the country this summer.
Community organizers in eight U.S. cities have been offered support for UHI mapping campaigns through the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement Division.
On May 26, 2016 at 2pm EDT, the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy held a webinar focused on building community preparedness to extreme heat - which populations are most vulnerable, and what information, tools, and other resources are available to manage heat risk - many of which will be featured on the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) upon its launch on May 22nd.
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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