Strengthening Preparedness for Extreme Heat in India

Published: July 1, 2022


Nodal officers from all 36 Indian states came together June 9-10 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, to share knowledge on heat and public health and learn first hand about Ahmedabad’s pioneering heat action plan. The workshop was organized by Government of India’s National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health, the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, United Nations Environment Program, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Government of Gujarat, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


Good practices for addressing extreme heat at the municipal level were discussed by over 100 local elected representatives, civil society leaders, and local residents at a workshop June 3rd in Jodhpur. The event, hosted by Mahila Housing Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council focused on identifying local opportunities to strengthen preparedness and response to extreme heat. The city of Jodhpur is working to develop its own heat action plan, cool roof installations, and other adaptation measures that can achieve lifesaving benefits.