Heatwave guide for cities

This practical guide is designed with, and for, people working in city government
to understand, reduce the risk of, and respond to, heatwaves in their cities. The
guide provides information and recommendations for technical staff within city
government, including on: working with partners to understand city-specific
heatwave risks; operational approaches to prepare for an imminent heatwave;
response strategies to reduce human harm during a heatwave; and ways to learn
from a heatwave that has just ended.

Resource Type

PDF, 4.05 MB



Content Type

Manual / Guideline

Organization type

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement


Climate Centre (RCCC)


Heat Wave