Heatwaves 101: Understanding the Impact of Extreme Heat, Part 2

Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Extreme heatwaves have become more frequent and intense across South and Southeast Asia, North America, and Southeastern Europe since April 2024. These heatwaves have led to school shutdowns, wildfire risks, and adverse impacts on the workforce in various sectors. As heatwaves continue to threaten labor productivity, agricultural output, health, and even lives, understanding their unprecedented nature is crucial for public safety. Join us for “Heatwaves 101,” a comprehensive 2-part series that will delve into the science of extreme heat and understanding its impact. In this second part we will look at the impact of heat stress on-the-ground in the South Asian region, particularly on workers in the informal economy. We will also discuss existing and proposed responses to extreme heat for the protection of workers. Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024 Time: 6:00-7:00 PM IST | 8:30-9:30 AM EST Venue: Online on Zoom Session Moderator: Satchit Balsari, Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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