Addressing Extreme Heat

Apr 1

Addressing Extreme Heat
Learning from Paris at 50 degrees

🗓️ Thursday, 25 April 2024 
🕘 10.00 AM ET / 04.00 PM CET

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We're excited to invite you to our next Cities on the Frontline session, "Addressing Extreme Heat: Learning from Paris at 50 degrees"

As cities around the world continue to grow, they face escalating challenges from the impacts of climate change, with extreme heat emerging as a critical concern. Urban areas, with their dense populations and infrastructure, are particularly vulnerable to the health, economic, and environmental ramifications of rising temperatures. The phenomenon of urban heat islands, where cities become significantly warmer than their rural surroundings due to human activities, exacerbates the urgency to address this issue.
The interplay between urban development and climate change is complex, with the need for space often conflicting with the imperative to implement heat mitigation strategies. As the globe warms, cities must not only adapt to cope with current temperature extremes but also innovate to mitigate future risks.
This session focuses on the innovative strategies and solutions Paris is adopting to combat the challenge of extreme heat. Paris is exploring a range of interventions, from enhancing green spaces and reflective surfaces to leveraging technology and community-based initiatives. These efforts aim to reduce temperatures, improve air quality, and enhance livability, particularly for the most vulnerable populations.

Join us for a discussion with a keynote from Paris Deputy Mayor, Pénélope Komitès, as we delve into the challenges and opportunities of managing extreme heat in urban environments. Register now and stay tuned for updates about our speakers. See you soon!

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Cities on the Frontline is a virtual thought leadership speaker series. The series, which began in 2020 co-organized by the Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, provides city practitioners and the industries and residents that they support, an understanding and means for responding to the pandemic and associated stresses, as well as solutions for planning towards a more resilient recovery.

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