This publication is an independent global assessment of the impacts of human-induced climate change in the 21st century. It presents national level data across 32 distinct impact indicators, mainly through regional analysis, supplemented by select country examples.
559 million children are currently exposed to high heatwave frequency, according to this new research from UNICEF. Further, 624 million children are exposed to one of three other high heat measures - high heatwave duration, high heatwave severity or extreme high temperatures.
Greater action is needed now to avert the recurrence of disastrous heatwaves, which are being intensified by the climate crisis, the UN humanitarian affairs agency, OCHA, and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), said in this report.
The Power Outlook Series developed by Vasudha Foundation provides an overview of the current status of India’s power sector with a focus on significant and emerging developments. The outlook series aims to develop a more informed understanding of the power sector and act as a tracking tool for stakeholders.
This publication examines opportunities for pursuing pro-poor urban resilience initiatives to reduce the increasing impacts of heat stress faced by urban populations in Asia and the Pacific. Cities in the region are increasingly at risk of heat waves, which are expected to be more severe and persistent due to global warming.
The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2021 was +0.44 C above the long-term average (1981-2010 period). The year 2021 was the fifth warmest year on record since nationwide records commenced in 1901.
Indian Agriculture continues to be vulnerable to weather vagaries despite self-sufficiency in food grain production. Climate change and increased extreme weather events in recent decades as well as uncertainty in prediction of those events further add to the woes of the farmers causing widespread losses of agricultural output.
Greenpeace India’s latest report follows the heatwave trends in 10 Indian capital cities: New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Shimla, Bhopal, Patna, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. India ranks 5th in terms of people exposed to heatwaves.
As per NDMA guideline Heat Wave action plan 2022-23 aims to facilitate the stakeholders in preparing a Heave Wave Management plan by providing insight into the heat related illness and the necessary mitigative and response action to be undertaken.