Addressing heat-related health risks in urban India: Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan

Addressing heat-related health risks in urban India: Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan

This case study explores how city officials, health professionals and community workers in Ahmedabad, Western India are preparing to save lives in the city’s increasingly frequent and intense hot spells. The paper documents the key findings of a heat health project, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).  A coalition of academic, health and environmental groups partnered to create an early warning system and heat preparedness plan. Ahmedabad is the first city in South Asia to comprehensively address the health threats of extreme heat.

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