Forum Goal and Objectives
The forum will serve as an international platform to promote the integrated use of climate, weather, and health information for evidence based policy and actions to improve the management of extreme heat risks. The forum will bring together the community of experts and practitioners implementing various aspects of heat health information systems and action plans in order to share experience, inform a global common agenda, strengthen the network, and formally launch the Global Heat Health Information Network.
Provide the opportunity for national, regional, and international sharing and networking between heat - health experts;
Share experience and identify emerging issues across five common thematic areas;
Specific focus on communicating heat risk, will engage local and global media in heat health communications and provide an interactive learning session on understanding and communicating heat risks;
Review and validate the global technical agenda to launch GHHIN.
Achieve agreement on the highest priority gaps in research, operational information, and action.
A consortium of heat health partners in Hong Kong will host the event, providing the opportunity for GHHIN participants to learn about the interdisciplinary projects and approaches to managing heat in Hong Kong. Local partners will include: the Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong University School of Public Health and Faculty of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (School of Public Health, Institute of Environment, Energy, and Sustainability, and Institute of Future Cities).
For more information, including proposed programme and registration, please visit the event site at the following link.
 the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), German Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Framework For Climate Services (GFCS) and many other research and operational health partners from India, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Sweden