2020 Global Forum on Heat and Health to be hosted in Copenhagen
The 2nd Global Forum on Heat and Health will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 28-31 July 2020, where it will be hosted by the University of Copenhagen and organized jointly by Global Heat Health Information Network partners including the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Joint Office for Climate and Health, and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office.
The biennial Heat Health Forum is an international multi-stakeholder platform that helps build community and accelerate the transformation of knowledge to action that can help society better adapt to a warmer world.
In Copenhagen, the Network will focus on shaping high-impact opportunities to protect workers and cities from the health impacts of extreme heat.
The Forum will review progress on the priorities established in Hong Kong at the 1st Global Forum on Heat and Health (2018), raise awareness of the urgent need to protect populations from extreme heat in a warming world, and set out ambitious new targets to protect workers and cities from extreme heat exposure.