UN University heat stress expert available for media interviews
Dr. Simone Sandholz, Senior Scientist, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Interviews by appointment (phone, skype or in person)
In the midst of a global pandemic, Europe is now facing heatwaves. Western Europe will see temperatures rising well above 30 degrees Celsius for the weekend and into next week, with forecasts predicting temperatures of 32 degrees or higher everyday for the next several days. While heatwaves in Europe has become a common occurrence every summer, this year it’s straining the resilience of its cities and people already frail from the impacts of COVID-19. Without air-conditioned office spaces to retreat to, people are forced to bear the heat stress in their homes.
Dr. Sandholz is available to answer questions on why we’ve been seeing urban heat stress for many years now, why this phenomenon is especially critical in cities and towns, what cities and individuals can do to protect themselves within the constraints of COVID-19 and physical distancing, and how we need to prepare to deal with heat stress in the future.
For further questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Tel: +49 151 2672 1390