Results found: 48
Ashden, K-CEP and ClimateWorks Foundation
Alternatives such as air conditioning are out of reach for many, and create emissions that fuel the climate emergency. Fair cooling is the future – but it isn’t spreading fast enough. That’s why Ashden, K-CEP and ClimateWorks Foundation have launched the $1 million Fair Cooling Fund, an ambitious project scaling up the impact of frontline fair cooling solutions.
The Fair Cooling Fund is helping eight organisations scale up their fair cooling innovation or deliver fair cooling for the first time. Organisations will receive a grant, tailored business support and global networking opportunities.
Those taking part include businesses, social enterprises and city authorities. All are committed to working closely with the vulnerable communities most at risk from heat stress. At the heart of the project is a co-operative, collaborative approach – innovators are learning from each other and inspire change beyond their own organisation.
As well as supporting fair cooling pioneers, the fund is raising the profile of cooling issues with policymakers, investors and other crucial audiences. A challenge this huge demands local, national and international action.
For more information about the fund, contact FairCoolingFund@Ashden.org.
Extreme Heat Risk Initiative / NIHHIS
This position will focus on developing new tools, information products, data analyses, and other decision-support projects for the extreme heat and health activities of the Climate and Health Program, working as a member of both the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).
The Adaptation Fund has launched a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator) targeting a broad range of potential finance recipients, including governments, non-governmental organizations, community groups, young innovators and other groups.
The Pulitzer Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent global journalism, is now accepting applications for a new reporting initiative focused on climate change and its effects on workers and work.
The SHaDE Lab is an urban climate research group directed by Dr. Ariane Middel in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) and the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI). We explore the “hot” topic of urban heat in three dimensions: heat as it can be sensed by biometeorological instrumentation, heat as it is experienced by humans, and heat as it can be modeled using simulations.
We currently have two NSF funded PhD positions in Urban Heat open for Fall 2023, check out the job ads here.
We are always recruiting talented undergraduate and graduate students to join our interdisciplinary team. If you’re interested in joining the lab, seek SHaDE and get in touch with us for more information!
The Steering Group (SG) of the High Impact Weather (HIWeather) Project provides endorsement for projects, programs and initiatives that plan to contribute to the goals of HIWeather as outlined in the HIWeather Implementation Plan.
Projects seeking endorsement through HIWeather may either be funded or in the process of seeking funding.
For more information and Endorsement form: HIWeather Endorsement
Deadline: October 15, 2022
Approximately 55-60 days of work to be completed by July 2023
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
As climate change accelerates worldwide, so will the growing global health problem of indoor overheating. Today, the local and global scale of this problem is poorly understood. The WHO, in collaboration the Global Heat Health Information Network, and support from Health Canada propose to explore this issue to gain a clearer understanding of the state of current evidence, and the challenges faced by decision-makers to take preventive actions or policy measures.
This project anticipates collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and intersectoral experts from the fields of architecture and engineering, medicine, physiology, public health, energy, housing, environmental justice and public policy who are key to this issue. In response to a better understanding of these issues and needs, the project “Informing decision-making about indoor heat risks to human health” develop policy tools to better support decision-makers.
WHO thus seeks a consultant (either individual expert and/or an institutional partner) to conduct an initial scoping phase to outline and synthesize key issues, evidence, and experience regarding the management of the health risks of indoor overheating. The scoping phase will define and further orient the subsequent activities of this project.
The scoping should occur in three parts, including development of an evidence and experience based scoping paper, a stakeholder mapping, and online consultation process. The combination of these scoping tasks will (a) define key categories of issues to be addressed, and the relevant stakeholders for each; (b) identify needs for enhanced guidance, research and policy; as well as (c) identify examples of good practices and lessons from jurisdictions where indoor heat interventions and policy have been developed.
A balance of evidence and experience from both high-income and low-income settings should be sought. The consultants will be supported by an international Technical Advisory Group of multidisciplinary experts. The scoping phase tasks should be completed by July 2023.
The consultants will prepare a scoping report, develop a stakeholder mapping, and coordinate the organization of 4 thematic web-based consultations in consultation with experts and stakeholders on indoor heat.
DELIVERABLES (DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES/TASKS TO ACHIEVE OUTPUT(S))
- Scoping Report (Est. 50 pages) will specifically seek to:
- Structure the problem by identifying thematic categories of issues to be addressed in the project, i.e. the themes and subject matter to be further explored in the consultation process;
- Identify existing epidemiological evidence and relevant research on health risks of indoor overheating, across diverse populations and contexts;
- Identify existing guidance, legal regulations, or other policy tools; good practices and lessons from jurisdictions where indoor heat interventions and policy have been developed;
- Identify decision and knowledge gaps per the thematic categories identified;
- Inform a series of 4 consultations to explore these gaps (may be thematic-based, or problem-based)
- Stakeholder Mapping and Consultation Plan.
- A stakeholder mapping developed in coordination with the Technical Advisory Group of the Project will help identify key stakeholders relevant to the identified themes; as well as serve as the basis for invitations and organization of the online consultations.
- A consultation plan will be developed highlighting the proposed structure, speakers, dates, and format of discussion, etc.
- Consultation Process: According to the scoping and stakeholder mapping an online consultation process will be proposed by the consultants to further elucidate experience, information, and good practice from the key stakeholders. The format of these consultations is to be developed, but likely in the form of webinars, and possibly online survey forms as required.
- Consultation 1 + draft event report (est. 5-10 pg.)
- Consultation 2 + draft event report (5-10 pg.)
- Consultation 3 + draft event report (5-10 pg.)
- Consultation 4 + draft event report (5-10 pg.)
- Final Synthesis Report (consolidated scoping report drawing upon the original review and the knowledge drawn from the consultation process)
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
Education (Qualifications): Masters degree or PhD in relevant fields of public health, environmental science, public policy, engineering or architecture
- Collaboration or employment with government at local, state or national level, or with non-governmental organizations in the implementation of public policy;
- Ability to strategically manage a large volume of multi-sectoral information and clearly and consisely summarize issues
- 8-10 years experience and knowledge of public policy (ideally housing), at the interface of epidemiology and environmental health;
- 3-5 years experience with stakeholder engagement, including public and expert consultation processes
Excellent knowledge of English, proficiency in other UN languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese) helpful.
Please submit short 2-4 page application to email@example.com by 15 October 2022, including the following information:
- Subject line: Application INDOOR
- Description of your institution
- Propose who would be involved and roles they would play
- Describe how you might leverage other activities/people/resources
- Include any suggestions that might improve the scoping deliverables
- Propose availability in 2022-2023 to complete this work
- Please attach CVs of relevant individuals who would lead and complete this work
Grand Challenges Canada
Deadline: December 15, 2022
The Stars in Global Health program supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact® from the best and brightest scientists and innovators, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to address some of the most pressing global health challenges.
Call for abstracts
Deadline: December 15, 2022
ICUC is the flagship event of the IAUC, a prime event for research presentations on urban climate at all scales. ICUC-11 will be held in Sydney, Australia, from August 28th to September 1st, 2023.
Deadline: December 16, 2022
The UHI mapping campaigns are run in the summer by a lead organization in each community such as a local university, nonprofit group, or city health department. Fifteen U.S. communities participated in the 2022 campaign. Two international communities will conduct their heat campaigns in the first half of 2023.
Call for abstracts
Deadline: January 10, 2023
The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. A call for abstracts is open for the session, “Extreme heat events: processes, impacts and adaptation”
Call for submissions
Deadline: January 31, 2023
The Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) invites independent filmmakers, production companies, public institutions, NGOs, communities, health professionals, scientists, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health.