08 November, Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00 (LT)

GEO-19 PLENARY. Session 5: Driving Collaboration for Early Warnings for All: the GEO Global Heat Resilience Service

Session Objectives:

GEO is an implementing partner of the Early Warnings for All (EW4All) Initiative. Session 5 will introduce the second proof of concept for the Post-2025 Strategy: GEO’s Global Heat Resilience Service, which is GEO’s contribution towards advancing EW4All. The Service provides every urban area in the world with intelligence on the health risks from exposure to extreme heat. These insights will help cities develop plans to adapt to heat and reduce the impact on citizens’ health and local economies.


Ayanda Allie

Draft Agenda:

Introduction to EW4All and the Global Heat Resilience Service:

  • Johan Stander, Director, Services Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Juli Trtanj, Co-Chair, Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) Management Committee

Panel discussion on the Global Heat Resilience Service:

  • Geordin Hill-Lewis, Executive Mayor of Cape Town
  • Lennox Gladden, Activity Lead, Technology Executive Committee (TEC), the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) / Chief Climate Change Officer, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Belize
  • Jessica Kavonic, Head of Implementation, Africa, C40 Cities

Interventions by Plenary

Session outcomes and recommendations

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