Heatwave Risk Management: Need and Demand from the Affected Populations

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The latest report (6th Assessment Report, IPCC) highlights that global climate change makes heat waves more likely. This spring, temperatures hit nearly 50 degrees Celsius across India and Pakistan, while Bangladesh and Sri Lanka sweltered under unusually high heat. The heatwave across India and Pakistan was 30 times more likely this year than 100 years ago due to rapid and redial climate change.

The panel, thus, encourages researchers, practitioners, and local actors to share their experiences and research related to humanitarian responses and approaches to heat waves and related risk management with a focus on heatwave-affected people. The insights and lessons derived from the presentation will be followed by a discussion on possible ways to build community resilience where it matters the most. For this research, an action agenda will be drawn.

Key questions:
- What are recent successful interventions and case studies that have the potential to upscale?
- How are urban and rural affected communities responding to heat waves?
- What are the lessons from the technologies? From financial? From an emerging political economy?

The above questions and discussion around that will be published in AIDMI’s local publication, southasiadisasters.net, for region-wide use by practitioners and researchers.

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