It gets hotter every year: How to proactively fund the heat crisis


1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT

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Extreme heat is the number one weather-related killer in North America and many other parts of the world. It kills more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, tornadoes and floods combined.

Human-caused climate change has been contributing to global warming and leading to record-setting temperatures in countries worldwide as the planet continues to get hotter. This will only worsen, and like many other hazards, people with pre-existing vulnerabilities are at increased risk of more harm from extreme heat.

This webinar explored how funders can address the growing heat crisis. During the webinar, panelists discussed the links between climate change and heat, how philanthropy can help address heat’s impacts globally, and heat’s inequitable impacts.

CDP’s Director of Learning and Partnerships, Tanya Gulliver-Garcia, moderated the discussion with the following panelists:

This webinar was co-sponsored by Giving Compass, United Philanthropy Forum, Philanthropy New York, Council on Foundations and Alliance Magazine.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

Resources mentioned during the webinar

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