Most organisations dealing with Civil Protection have talked about topics like “Tips with more than 30 degrees – Heat wave” (DRK), “July 2023 is set to be the hottest month on record” (WMO) in the past weeks and Deutsche Welle has installed a topic page on Drought and Heat at its Website Header. These topics are more relevant than ever and present everywhere.

Therefore, UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) has published a special news bulletin on heatwaves, wildfires and drought, and quotes UN Secretary-General Guterres: “The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.” Interesting insight is given p.ex. by Dr. Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer of UN-Habitat, who said that “Europe is experiencing a significant increase in temperature, twice as fast as the global average.” The news bulletin continues by giving an overview over the terminology, relevant posts from PreventionWeb, Publications and Good Practices.

If you are interested in more detailed information, you can find the full bulletin here, and visit our topic pages on Drought and Heat.