How can heatwaves be governed more effectively? A look at the Middle East and North Africa

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Abstract

As the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is well under way, the controversy around the exact number of migrant workers’ deaths continues. There is little doubt that illnesses related to the physical and mental strain of working long hours in extreme heat played a significant role in the surge in untimely deaths. How heat is governed in the Middle East and North Africa strongly influences its effects on public health, writes Sylvia I. Bergh, who argues that heat plans and traditional adaptations can help overcome governance deficiencies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBLISS: The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2022

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