Media Workshop on Heat Stress Reporting

May 14, 2022 May 15, 2022
Offline - Location TBC

It is just the beginning of summer, and heat waves have hit India twice by the end of March. Increasing heat stress has unfolded not just one but several risks, making the country more vulnerable to changing climatic conditions. IPCC’s WGII Report ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’ has already raised the alarm for India, terming it as one of the hotspots for intense heat and humidity, exposing its people to intolerable conditions if emissions are not rapidly eliminated. The nuances around heat stress must be understood better to make an informed public dialogue.

Considering the range of impacts that heat stress bodes for India, Climate Trends is inviting applications for journalists to attend a 2-day residential media training. Apply soon!

Tentative Agenda


DAY 1: May 14, 2022

  1. Increasing heat waves amid climate change and its expected frequency for the Indian subcontinent
  2. The increasing physical and mental health impacts amid rising heatwaves and wet bulb temperatures
  3. Agricultural productivity impact and labour losses due to increasing heat
  4. Marine heatwaves and their interconnected climatic impacts affecting coastal communities
  5. Increasing economic and sectoral impacts due to heat stress

    Day 2: May 15, 2022
  6. The urgency for building heat resilience & adaptation
  7. Government progress on heat action plans


  1. Dr Robert Vautard, Director, Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace & Member, World Weather Attribution
  2. Dr R K Jenamani. Scientist, India Meteorological Department
  3. Dr Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar
  4. Dr Luke Parsons, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
  5. Dr Vimal Mishra, Professor, Civil Engineering Dept, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  6. Dr Roxy Mathew Koll, Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
  7. Dr Amir Bazaz, Senior Lead, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  8. Dr Chandni Singh, Senior Researcher, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  9. Dr Abhiyant Tiwari, Asst Professor & Programme Manager, Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management
  10. Dr Rajnish Ranjan, Sr Consultant & In-charge (e-learning), National Institute of Disaster Management NDMA