India and Pakistan are experiencing a record-shattering heatwave with temperatures exceeding 45℃ in many areas, leading to critical electricity and water shortages. In addition, the heatwave demonstrates the need for heat action plans.
A real-time attribution study was conducted during the heatwave that affected large parts of North India and Pakistan in April-May 2022. The analysis was produced with a system developed in Hadley Centre for the attribution of extremes in near-real time.
The Japan Meteorological Agency will start releasing forecast information about linear rainbands, called “senjo kosuitai,” from June that could give the public major flooding warnings. “Once linear rainbands occur, they will likely lead to a disaster."
The climate emergency has made heat waves in northwest Pakistan and India 100 times more likely. Researchers, scientists, and ordinary Pakistanis struggle to cope with their third heat wave this year, and little has been done to mitigate the impacts.
This study assesses the percentage of climate expenditure as a share of household income and expenditure in climate-vulnerable regions of Bangladesh, based on primary data. In particular, it investigates adaptation expenditure by rural households.
International Institute for Environment and Development
Kingston University London
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters