3. Climate change impacts II

Health issues and heat waves

In this lecture, we cover a first type of direct impacts :

  • The impacts on freshwater availability
  • The increase in heat wave risk

Adaptation to these impacts are important elements of adaptation strategies of numerous cities around the world.

Required reading

Freshwater availability

To know more

  • A C40 webpage about freshwater availability in various cities across the world.
  • On C40 website, examples of adaptation policies in:
  • To know more about water and climate change in Paris, see this document [in French].


Heatwaves and health issues

Adaptation to heatwaves

To know more

More resources on heat and adaptation: