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The changing climate is increasing the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme weather events and its direct and indirect effects are putting the health, livelihoods and wellbeing of communities, especially the most vulnerable.

The planet is warming at an alarming rate.

By 2100, the world is predicted to be almost 3°C hotter.

This means an increase of at least 370% in heat-related deaths by mid-century.​

Cities are on the frontline promoting climate resilience, health and equity.
While they are already developing solutions to help communities prevent, adapt and thrive from interconnected climate and health shocks and stresses, they cannot do it alone.

%

of cities don’t have sufficient resources to respond to a major health threat, this deepens in low- and middle-income cities.

Urban Pulse brings together experts and practitioners to support cities by transforming research into actionable and scalable solutions through:

Collecting and amplifying cutting-edge urban solutions to inspire action.

Supporting cities in scaling their efforts through capacity building and innovative tools.

Fostering spaces for cities, urban and health practitioners, and stakeholders to come together to exchange and collaborate.

Together we can expedite action to help cities build efficient and multi-benefit solutions that reduce the strain on urban health systems.

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News and Resources

Second Year of Global Partnership Between Sustainable Markets Initiative, Howden and Resilient Cities Network Advances Urban Resilience in Five New Cities

Second Year of Global Partnership Between Sustainable Markets Initiative, Howden and Resilient Cities Network Advances Urban Resilience in Five New Cities

Drawing on the successes of the inaugural Global Risk and Resilience Fellowship cohort in 2023, the second cohort of the Fellowship focuses on strengthening collaboration between cities and the ...
Our Collective Call: A New Agenda for Urban Resilience Action

Our Collective Call: A New Agenda for Urban Resilience Action

   We are living in a state of ‘polycrisis’. Interrelated, compounding threats combine to rapidly undermine economic, social and environmental systems1—the very systems upon which ...
Speaker Series 2024 #3 | Addressing Extreme Heat

Speaker Series 2024 #3 | Addressing Extreme Heat

As cities around the world continue to grow, they face escalating challenges from the impacts of climate change, with extreme heat emerging as a critical concern. Urban areas, with their dense ...