Heat resilience demonstration projects
Awareness and Engagement
Leading tours and workshops at interventions with demonstrated success can build support for scaling solutions, generate community enthusiasm, build partnerships, and celebrate accomplishments.
Pilot solutions to demonstrate the impact of interventions and raise awareness about heat issues. Lead community workshops and trainings on the intervention sites.
Considerations for Use
For greatest impact, select pilot neighborhoods that may have high vulnerability to heat and low access to public cooling resources like vegetation and public space.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:Awareness and EngagementGovernments may design and operate programs with the goal of increasing awareness and engagement among constituents or stakeholder groups about the risks and opportunities of extreme heat.
Trigger Points:No-regrets actions (low cost/low effort but substantial benefit)Interventions that are relatively low-cost and low effort (in terms of requisite dependencies) but have substantial environmental and/or social benefits.
Sectors:Disaster Risk Management, Informal Settlements, Public Health
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number of projects scaled
Intervention Scale:City, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:CBOs, City government, Public
Funding Sources:Grants and philanthropy, Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Low, Medium
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Build community capacity, Build social cohesion, Improve human health