Heat Wave

Webinar recording: City under Rising Temperature

Energy consumption through the use of electronic appliances (e.g. television, kitchen equipment, lighting) is continuing to increase, whichis leading to rising temperatures. In this way, temperature has become one of the stresses faced by most cities not only in Asia, but also all around the world. These rising temperatures have affected many aspects of our life, including health.

This webinar entitled "City under Rising Temperature", Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajsekar explored technology options to improve thermal comfort for low rise high density urban development.

Global politics of 1.5 to stay alive

Opinion Author: Shaila Mahmud

The article gives a brief overview of the present day climate change induced phenomenon with a background on how 1.5 limit has made it to the global climate negotiations. The article also discusses the impediments in achieving the goals in context to the over-ambitiousness of the goal and the recent withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement.

Promoting a cool roof and passive ventilation concepts for indoor temperature comfort in India

Stories from the field Author: TARU Leading Edge

Cool roofing is one such technology that is becoming popular in developed countries. India had a tradition of whitewashing/ white tiled flooring of the roofs and walls, especially in desert regions. A variety of cost effective options are available in the market ranging from simple lime wash with adhesives to polyurethane based insulation materials. This low tech options combined with the improved ventilation can improve indoor comfort for all sections of the society.

Beat the Heat

CDKN launches a new film, produced by TERI, that tells the story of how heat action plans are saving lives and reducing ill health in India’s cities.

The film follows a project supported by CDKN and led by the Indian Meteorological Department, Indian Institute of Public Health and Natural Resources Defence Council and others ; it traces the journey from Ahmedabad, where the approach to heat action planning started, to show the heartening results and the spread of these approaches to other Indian cities.