“Regional consultation on Strengthening Climate Resilient Low Carbon & Inclusive Growth in Asia” on 4th July 2022 (16-00 hrs- 18:30 hrs IST) at India International Centre, New Delhi, India. IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability underscores how climate change is increasingly and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It emphasizes the urgent need […]
Seventh SAHHIN Master Class on Role of City Planning in the mitigation of Extreme Heat’ by Dr Rajashree Kotharkar, Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India on 27th April 2022- 4:30-5:30 PM (IST) The growing impacts of heatwaves and low levels of inclusion of Heat Health Action Plans […]
SAHHIN’s 7th Master Class on “Role of City Planning in The Mitigation of Extreme Heat” by Dr. Rajashree Kotharkar, Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India, 27th April, 2022 – 4:30-5:30 PM (IST) The Master class deliberated on the impact of Extreme Heat in the Cities and on the […]
IRADe in association with South Asia Meteorological Association (SAMA) conducted a Session on “ Climate Adaptive Heat Stress Action Plans for Vulnerable Communities in South Asia” at the Gobeshona Global Conference (GGC2) on 30 March 2022. The proceedings of the session are available on the link: Gobeshona IRADe workshop proceedings.
Sixth SAHHIN Master Class on ‘Health Inclusive Heat Action Plan’ by Dr Vikas K Desai, Honorary Technical Director, UHCRCE on 25th March 2022- 4:30-5:30 PM (IST) This masterclass introduced the importance of health inclusivity in the heat action plans and disseminate key components of a Health inclusive Heat Action plan. Dr Desai is M.D (PSM) […]
IRADe is pleased to announce its new project on “Integrating Gender-Sensitive Heat Adaptation Plans in the climate policy and guidelines of selected cities in South Asia” funded by Asia- Pacific Network (APN). This project aims to support South-Asia’s medium-term development planning especially in prioritizing and integrating adaptive resilience within the agenda of climate-resilient smart cities. It will disseminate knowledge on heat stress management strategies including the development of spatially differentiated and gender-sensitive Heat Adaptation Plan (HAP) in South Asian countries of Sri Lanka (Colombo), India (Surat) and Bangladesh (Rajshahi).
Himalayan cities are particularly vulnerable to disasters and extreme events such as earthquakes, landslides, flash floods, thunderstorms, cold waves etc.
To manage the mounting heat stress risk in Indian urban centres, Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe), the leading South Asian research institute and think tank, is spearheading an inter-disciplinary research study on Climate Adaptive Heat Stress Action Plans, being funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada.
Indian cities are highly vulnerable to climate induced natural hazards that lead to disruption of basic urban services
Dengue, one of the major vector borne diseases has shown a rapid increase over India in recent years. The trend seems to be a major concern for public health. Over the recent years, major dengue outbreaks have been seen regularly across India.