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Published: 2016

City resilience toolkit: response to deadly heat waves and preparing for rising temperatures

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One of the world’s deadliest heat waves devastated India in May 2015, killing more than 2,300 people. As climate change increases the frequency and severity of heat waves and the associated health risks, vulnerable, poor communities are often the hardest hit. In the face of these climate-fueled weather threats, early warning systems and preparedness plans can be adopted to protect health and lives n communities and increase resilience to rising temperatures.  This toolit contains the following sections with special emphasis on India.
  • Fact Sheet: Increasing Resilience to Extreme Heat Health Risks Across Rapidly Urbanizing India
  • How-to Manual: Steps to Develop a Heat Action Plan based on the Ahmedabad Experience
  • Scientific Journal Abstract: Development and Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India)
  • Scaling Up Heat Action Plans in Key Cities and States in India: Lessons from April 2015 Ahmedabad Workshop
  • New York City Knowledge Forum: Sharing International Climate Resilience Experiences from India and the U.S
  • Online Resources
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