TERI in this project will identify relevant adaptation strategies including short to long-term risk planning to support the adaptation and implementation process.
Given the lack of or limited evidence available for the vulnerability assessment of the current health sector in India. TERI is developing a uniform methodology to conduct a hazard-specific health vulnerability assessment and risk mapping at the national level for all the districts in India with support from GIZ, India. Under this project, TERI will identify more vulnerable districts needing preparedness, and relevant health adaptation strategies and provide technical expertise and insights, including short to long-term risk planning to support the policy implementation process for reducing climate-related health burden.
Work Activities under this project:
- Review of literature to assess climate-specific impacts on health and prepare a disease profile based on the type of climate variability, geography, socio-economic status, and disease trends for the six geo-climatic zones of the country.
- Conduct hazard-specific health vulnerability assessment and risk mapping of health vulnerable regions, age groups and healthcare infrastructure based on an indicator-based approach at the national level.
- Develop a Vulnerability Index (VI) to rank and categorize all the districts to plan adaptation strategies, policy interventions and institutional restructuring which would assist in tracking trends, estimating and managing climate-linked health burdens for the development of a national health action plan.
- Pilot testing of the framework in selected villages/blocks to conduct participatory health vulnerability and risk assessment for the health and allied sectors.