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Heat action day 2024

Heat action day 2024

National Societies worldwide (left, Honduras) marked global heat action day 2024 with a huge array of activities, centred on urban art as a platform for raising awareness of the dangers of the “silent killer” of climate change: extreme heat. The Climate Centre commissioned artists Andrew Rae and Ruskin Kyle to create images depicting the impact of heatwaves on urban areas.

The climate crisis is “turning up the heat around the world,” the IFRC said on social media for 2 June, while calling on officials and leaders particularly in cities to make proactive plans to #BeatTheHeat.

National Society heat story-book


🌡️ Never underestimate the impact of extreme heat on human health.

As a heatwave has hit Greece, the @greekredcross has mobilized to support 2,000 people most vulnerable to heat stress with around 64,000 Swiss Francs from the @IFRC_DREF.

This work is truly life-saving.

So the #UR24 is finally here. Traditions, Innovation and Resilience - that’s what defines Japan, and we are here to learn and discuss how all these can dictate our approach in managing risks and disasters @RCClimate @AnticipationHub


Climate action journey

The IFRC has now outlined the full seven-step climate action journey – summarized in English, French, Spanish and Arabic – that has been trialled by the National Societies of Malawi, Nigeria and Pakistan (photo) and encompasses climate-smart operations and, the end goal, locally led adaptation.

The first three steps were published in 2023 in A guide to climate-smart programmes (also in summary form); the last four – climate strategy, engagement with communities, locally-led adaptation, and implementation – are detailed now in a new brief, The importance of scaling up locally led adaptation, to be expanded later in 2024.

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