Introduction to a Heat Vulnerability Index for New Jersey
Event Format: Webinar (Zoom Access)
Join Dr. James Shope, Applied Climatologist, and Pritpal Bamhrah AICP, Senior Research Specialist, of the NJ Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) for an introduction to the CCRC’s recently released Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) for New Jersey.
Dr. Shope and Ms. Bamhrah will review how NJ’s Heat Vulnerability Index can help communities, policymakers, local officials, and other practitioners identify which communities may be more at risk during extreme heat and what factors contribute to vulnerability. We will also cover how the HVI is constructed, how to apply the index, and why we need to consider heat vulnerability in New Jersey’s climate future. We will take your questions and input about how you would like to see the HVI used in New Jersey.