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Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Christian Siderius, Tanya Singh 6 September, 2019

Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »


Danger of chronic heat exposure for people in developing world’s largest cities

Press release 6 September, 2019

In 2018, seven of the largest cities in the world experienced dangerous levels of long-term heat, including Delhi, Lahore and Manila People in seven of the world’s largest cities are … read more »


Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius 10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release 9 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 26 April, 2019

Edited version (with references) of a talk given by Nicholas Stern for Jim Mirrlees’ Memorial Conference at Nuffield College, Oxford on 26 April 2019.


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers and spatial disparities in the adoption of LPG in India

a working paper by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini 8 February, 2019

This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ – people learning from and imitating the behaviour of other people – in the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in India. The conclusions are important for policymakers seeking to hasten the switch to cleaner energy sources in developing countries. read more »


Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation

Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation

a research article by Suraje Dessai, Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Neha Mittal, Declan Conway, David Stainforth 26 June, 2018

Knowledge about regional and local climate change can inform climate risk assessments and adaptation decisions. However, estimates of future precipitation change at the regional and local level are deeply … read more »


When do Indians feel hot? Internet searches indicate seasonality suppresses adaptation to heat

a research article by Tanya Singh, Christian Siderius, Ype Van der Velde 26 April, 2018

In a warming world an increasing number of people are being exposed to heat, making a comfortable thermal environment an important need. This study explores the potential of using Regional … read more »


Building Green: Forging Environmental Futures in Mumbai

Seminar 2 May 2018

Anne Rademacher, New York University What does it mean to learn, and try to practice, green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first … read more »


Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth 18 January, 2018

This research applies a Decision‐Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU)
approach to explore the robustness of adaptation options and pathways against future climate and socioeconomic uncertainties in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India. read more »