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Training on coping with heat waves for the vulnerable

and survey of needs

 

As the damage from climate change increases, it is anticipated that the risks and harm to society’s most vulnerable will increase as well. To improve the capabilities of those citizens most vulnerable to the heat, and to set up directions for policies to respond to heat waves, ICEC carried out training and surveying to help residents cope with the heat wave.

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On August 8, ICEC recruited and trained consultants, and sent them to 200 selected households across Gwangju’s five districts, where they advised residents on how to cope with heat waves, took a survey about residents’ requirements, and gave away summer support products.

Most of selected 200 households were elderly citizens living alone in harsh conditions.

 

The trained consultants, nick-named ‘Green Leaders’, visited these households, and informed the seniors citizens on what to do in the case of a heat wave, including dispensing emergency contact information.

 

Each household was provided with ‘air circulator’ electric fans to help them manage the heat. 

 

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In addition to the training, a survey of needs was carried out to collect information on habitat conditions, recognition of the heat wave, how to respond to heat waves, energy use, and any further ideas on policies to cope with the heat. The information collected will be used as base data for future policies.

 

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