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Excessive Heat Events Guidebook

June 2006

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency produced the Excessive Heat Events Guidebook, with assistance from federal, state and local government and academic partners, to help community officials, emergency managers, meteorologists, and others plan for and respond to excessive heat events (EHE). It highlights best practices that have been employed to save lives during excessive heat events in different urban areas and provides a menu of options that officials can use to respond to these events in their communities.

Resource Category: Planning


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Methods of assessing human health vulnerability and public health adaptation to climate change


This publication provides practical information to governments, health agencies and environmental and meteorological institutions in both industrialized and developing countries on how to assess vulnerability and adaptation to climate variability and change at the regional, national and local levels. Flexible methods and tools are described to achieve better understanding of the current and future vulnerability of specific populations. This will help institutions and agencies to identify appropriate and effective adaptation strategies, policies and measures.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Sari Kovats, Kristie L. Ebi, Bettina Menne

Resource Category: Assessments


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