What we do
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.
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.
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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.
Individual and community resilience
Living in inadequate housing or through extreme heat events without proper access to food, water and cooling are only some of the norms vulnerable groups are enduring today. At the same time, nearly 1 billion people are forcibly displaced and migrating—driven by climate-related disasters, conflict, famine, or poverty. Arsht-Rock is enhancing the welfare and wellbeing of individuals and communities by empowering them to understand, withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity.
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ReportMar 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.
New AtlanticistDec 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.
TranscriptNov 10, 2022
Transcript: Nancy Pelosi and Kathy Castor speak after the midterm elections about the future of US leadership on climate change
By Atlantic Council
Pelosi and Castor joined the Atlantic Council in Sharm el Sheikh to discuss the United States' role in leading climate-change mitigation and adaptation.
Fast ThinkingJul 21, 2022
How to beat the extreme heat
By Atlantic Council
This is the reality of the changing climate—and it will only get worse from here. Our climate-resilience experts tell us how societies and individuals can adapt to this extreme heat.
AC SelectsJun 2, 2022
AC Selects: Summit of the Americas, Russian sanctions, and Venezuela’s democracy
Week of May 27, 2022 Last week, the Latin America Center hosted the Venezuela Women’s Leadership Summit to outline a concrete roadmap to guarantee equality and political representation of Venezuelan women. The Summit was followed by an event on the digital future for the Americas, bringing together regional organizations to advance an inclusive conversation on […]
AC SelectsMar 17, 2022
AC Selects: War in Ukraine: Perspectives from the UK, Sweden, Venezuela, and US
Week of March 11, 2022 Last week, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde joined us for two #ACFrontPage events, followed by a conversation with commander of US Space Command General James H. Dickinson and Venezuela experts to discuss the social, economic, and geopolitical impacts of Russia’s war in […]
AC SelectsFeb 23, 2022
AC Selects: Ecuador’s recovery, EU data regulation, and China’s latest digital currency
Week of February 18, 2022 Last week, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center sat down with Vice President of Ecuador, Alfredo Borrero to discuss post-pandemic recovery, and relations with the United States and China. The Europe Center looked at the future of the the European Union’s regulation of data through the Data Governance Act (DGA) […]