In the Spotlight

Minecraft: Extreme Heat Series

As the world faces deadly heat, Arsht-Rock is challenging students around the world to overcome the threat of global warming virtually and in real life! Students around the world can explore a new virtual world to learn heat wave survival skills and cooling solutions through the Minecraft Education platform.

The latest


What we do

Extreme heat

Extreme heat kills more people per year than any other climate disaster and negatively affects nearly every human activity and society worldwide. The magnitude of the danger cannot be overstated and the number of people exposed to extreme heat only rises as the world urbanizes. Arsht-Rock brings together deep expertise to mobilize innovative and replicable solutions to build resilience to extreme heat, protecting and improving the lives of millions of people.

Discover how Arsht-Rock builds extreme heat resilience

Gaming technology

With an increasing urgency to address the impacts of climate change, we need innovative solutions addressing the impacts of climate change to reach many people at once, as soon as possible, equipping them with the tools to build resilient communities.  Arsht-Rock will use gaming technologies to educate and equip players of all ages with the right skills to protect themselves and their community from climate change—increasing their resilience.

Discover how Arsht-Rock builds climate resilience through gaming

Innovative policy and finance

Inaction on climate change is not always the absence of action but the lack of informed, purposeful, and effective action.  Policy and finance solutions to the climate challenge require an understanding of the conditions and anticipating the needs of decision-makers, communities, and individuals. Arsht-Rock is deploying impactful and sustainable solutions by putting policy into action and paving the way for new climate resilience finance and innovative insurance approaches for people, cities, and countries. 

Discover how Arsht-Rock develops policy, finance solutions

Join our team!

Our team & experts


New Atlanticist

Dec 20, 2023

The Atlantic Council’s greatest hits of 2023

By Frederick Kempe

Here's the best of our efforts to further our mission to shape the global future together with allies and partners in 2023.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Press Release

Dec 19, 2023

The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center Unveils Hadrian Aqueduct Cooling District: Heat Risk Reduction Guidelines

Project Lead and Global Chief Heat Officer Eleni Myrivili's Impactful Contributions Recognized on Nature's "Ten People Who Helped Shape Science in 2023" List

New Atlanticist

Dec 3, 2023

Hillary Clinton, Reema Nanavaty, and Eleni Myrivili on gender-responsive solutions for extreme heat

By Daniel Hojnacki

At an Atlantic Council event at COP28, the former US secretary of state discussed the importance of empowering women to develop innovations for extreme heat resilience.

Economy & Business Resilience & Society

Press Release

Nov 21, 2023

Atlantic Council announces wide-ranging programming at COP28

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Arsht-Rock Resilience Center’s Global Ambassador for Heat, Health, and Gender, joins the Atlantic Council at COP28


Aug 25, 2023

Kathy Baughman McLeod resigns as SVP and Senior Director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2023 – The Atlantic Council announces that Kathy Baughman McLeod, the Senior Director of its Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (“Arsht-Rock Center”) and a Council Senior Vice President, has resigned from Arsht-Rock, effective today. The Council appreciates Kathy’s vision, leadership, and service to the mission and work of its Arsht-Rock Center, […]

New Atlanticist

Jul 7, 2023

How four cities are building resilience to extreme heat

By Kashvi Ajitsaria

Cities around the world are facing intense heat waves. But these four are taking proactive steps to prepare for and deal with extreme heat.

Africa Americas

New Atlanticist

Apr 21, 2023

Can Colombia and the United States get on the same page?

By Atlantic Council experts

The two countries find themselves at odds on counternarcotics policy, but in synch on climate. Our experts break down the presidents' Oval Office meeting

Colombia Latin America


Apr 18, 2023

Virtual reality for global climate leadership

By Peter Engelke and Rosemary Mann

This report examines how virtual reality technology can impact high-level global leaders to invest in resilient climate solutions.

Energy & Environment


Mar 20, 2023

Humanitarian aid: Defining new areas of US-LAC collaboration

By Pepe Zhang, Isabel Bernhard

The US humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) system—well practiced and extensively developed—could further serve US and partners’ needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and beyond through targeted improvements. Based on our experience as HADR practitioners with operational and academic expertise, we share insights from many years of working with partners in the Americas.

Americas Caribbean

New Atlanticist

Dec 23, 2022

The Atlantic Council’s 22 greatest hits of 2022

By Frederick Kempe

Our work to help inform policymakers and the public as we craft solutions to the world’s most difficult challenges has never felt more urgent. Here's the best of our efforts from a tumultuous 2022.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment