The 2015-2016 Zika outbreak in South America showed how increasing temperatures and growing populations expose urban areas to considerable health risks. In turn, increasing concentrations of population and changes in eating habits in the developing world have direct, measurable impacts on the state of the climate. Such impacts are currently being explored by an innovative project
We conducted a series of interviews at our Resilient Cities 2015 congress. Here, Vikas Desai of the Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center in Surat, India, explains why health is a key indicator for climate change adaptation strategies.