South Asia Heat Health Summit


South Asia Heat Health Summit

Pune, India / 14 February 2020

The South Asia Heat Health Summit is co-organized by the Global Heat Health Information Network, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and others to build capacity, promote sharing, and encourage evidence-based policy and actions to improve the management of extreme heat risks. The regional summit will bring together interdisciplinary experts and practitioners to share experience and concerns, learn from each other, identify new solutions and opportunities, and raise awareness of the urgent need to protect ourselves and communities from extreme heat in a warming world. 


The Summit aims to:

  • strengthen the GHHIN network in the South Asia region by building connections and conversation between key actors to share what they’re working on, what’s working, and where attention is needed;
  • take stock of progress and good practices to address extreme heat risks and identify emerging issues;
  • build awareness of the urgent needs, challenges and opportunities surrounding heat health in the region;
  • identify concrete opportunities for formal projects and collaborations to reduce the impact of extreme heat in South Asia. 


Logistics and Pre-registration

The 1 day event will take place on 14 February 2020 at the IITM campus, following and in conjunction with the International Conference on Climate Services 6 (11-13 February 2020). Technical sessions and relevant posters on Heat Management and Climate and Health presented during ICCS-6 will be reflected as part of the same dialogue. The summit builds on outcomes from the 1st Climate Services for Health Forum (Colombo, 2016), which called for a regional community of practice on heat, and the 1st Global Heat Health Forum (Hong Kong, 2018), which outlined global priorities for heat action.



Cost: free

Location: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology ( IITM)  Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune – 411 008