Date & Time
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 10:20 AM - 10:55 AM

Why Every City Needs a Chief Heat Officer
Featuring Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, and SVP, Atlantic Council; Eugenia Kargbo, Chief Heat Officer of Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer, UN Habitat
Moderated by Talib Visram, Staff Writer, Fast Company


More than half the world's population lives in urban areas. But so-called heat islands, cities made significantly warmer than rural areas due to urban development, pose a devastating threat. With global warming spiking temperatures across the board and increasing energy demands, heat islands have become an urgent issue that requires dedicated leadership: Enter the chief heat officers.

Session Type
Politics, Sustainability
Convene – Main Stage Presented by Capital One
Kathy Baughman McLeod Eleni (Lenio) Myrivili