CHARISMA develops a climate-health information service by means of co-creation with and for local authorities. Next to our two demonstration cities, CHARISMA assists 51 pilot cities with the development and planning of strategic no-regret climate change adaptation measures to tackle heat stress based on scientific and validated data.
CHARISMA’s climate-health information service platform offers a three-tiered service for policy support. For our pilot cities tier 2 and 3 are applicable.
Tier 2: Bangalore and Jodhpur
The cities of Bangalore and Jodhpur will be included in this second tier where we consider urban growth and climate change, but not vector-borne diseases.
Tier 3: 50 pilot cities
Although urban growth enforces the urban heat island effect, the impact of climate change alone can be isolated and assessed using current urban layouts in combination with climate predictions. This is the concept underlying the third tier.
If a city, already in its current state, will encounter problematic impacts of climate change, than this can only be expected to worsen as the city evolves without any adaptation measures in place.
Approximately fifty cities across India will be included in this tier, in which heat stress maps at a typical resolution of 100m-by-100m will be produced.