This summer, deadly heatwaves have scorched the northern hemisphere, causing devastation from Japan to the United States.
As wildfires menace villages and forests in Greece, Sweden, Portugal and beyond, climate experts warn the world can expect higher temperatures and more frequent heatwaves.
Risks to life and property are rising, especially for poorer people who are less able to cope with the effects on health and livelihoods.
Join our live discussion to find out more about the measures countries and communities can take to boost their resilience to rising heat.
Webinar attendees will learn how urban areas can adapt to rising temperatures, and how governments and aid agencies can prepare for more extreme heat as the climate warms.
- Muthukumara Mani, Lead Economist, World Bank
- Gulrez Shah Azhar, Researcher, RAND Corporation
- Julie Arrighi, Urban and Disaster Risk Manager, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Moderator: Megan Rowling, Zilient.org editor & Thomson Reuters Foundation journalist
Please register for the webinar here, where you can also submit a question for the panel in advance. The event will also be broadcast live on Zilient's Facebook page.