Climate Change and Health Preparedness in India: Protecting Local Communties in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from Extreme Heat

A comprehensive look at heat related issues following the extreme heat wave of 2010 in Ahmedabad, one of the fastest growing Indian cities.  Cool roofs are one of their recommendations and have already been implemented on the hospital, significantly improving thermal comfort and heat-related illness and death there.

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Gulrez Shah Azhar (India Institute of Public Health)

Archna Singh (Public Health Foundation of India)

Puja Thakker (Public Health Foundation of India)

Anjali Jaiswal (Public Health Foundation of India)

Kim Knowlton (Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC))

Meredith Connolly (Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC))

Shravya Reddy (Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC))

Summary Report from 2011 Kickoff Workshop on Climate Change: Heat and Health, Addressing Vulnerability

Source: India Institute of Public Health, Public Health Foundation of India, Natural Resources Defense Council

Publication Date: March 2011

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