Heat action plans: scaling up India’s ambition to protect the climate-vulnerable

This guide describes how a heatwave action research initiative in Ahmedabad, India has evolved into policy action in 17 cities and 11 states, with interest from national leadership. By starting small and learning by doing, heat-wave planning and response has become increasingly ambitious in Ahmedabad and success there has had a strong demonstration effect. This guide outlines what other cities can learn from this experience for tackling the heat risk and also for other urban challenges. It focuses on the factors that have enabled this success.