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Heat and Health: Comprehensive Study on Ilidža’s Urban Heat Island Phenomenon

Over the past eight months, the dedicated team at CENER 21 has been actively engaged in the implementation of the “Urban Heat Island – Effect on Human Health” project supported by the SMART Balkans Local initiatives grant. This strategic initiative entailed a thorough monitoring of temperature variations within both urban and rural areas of the Ilidža municipality. After systematically analyzing the gathered data, the clear presence of the urban heat island effect was confirmed.

In partnership with the Ilidža Health Center, comprehensive data on disease incidence and associated symptoms were systematically collected and subjected to an in-depth analysis in correlation with temperature data. Through a detailed analysis of the data, the undeniable impact of the urban heat island effect on the well-being of the municipality’s residents was robustly substantiated.

Building upon these findings, a comprehensive public report has been carefully assembled, outlining the results of the analysis concerning the influence of the urban heat island effect.

In late December 2023, a successful promotional campaign took place within the premises of the Ilidža Health Center, showcasing the research findings. This event was crucial in raising awareness about the vital importance of adapting to climate change. It also laid the foundation for future initiatives to improve the quality of life for the municipality’s residents.

Discover the insights within the Urban heat island effect on the health of Ilidža’s residents report, a valuable resource for the local community, decision-makers, researchers, and civil society organizations. Empowered by this information, let’s collaboratively make informed decisions for a healthier and more sustainable future in Ilidža.

You may access the complete report at the following link: