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Niue

Niue has a tropical climate characterised by consistently high temperatures and high humidity.

Housing Type
Urban single standing dwellings
Galvanised steel roofs
120m2 roof area
Temperature
High: 30°C
Low: 20°C

REFLECT Study

Understanding the impact of cool roofs on health, environmental
& economic outcomes

REFLECT Study

Understanding the impact of cool roofs on health, environmental & economic outcomes

A global heat adaptation study

To support low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in identifying equitable and cost-effective solutions to adapt to extreme heat, we are conducting a seminal global multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) assessing the impact of cool roofs on health, environmental and economic outcomes.

Study background

As climate change continues to intensify, so will the adverse effects of extreme heat for LMIC communities living in climate hotspots in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Identifying effective climate change adaptation interventions that can be implemented in these diverse communities will support people, organisations, and governments to make climate change adaptation investment decisions.

Intervention

Cool roofs are designed to reflect more sunlight than a conventional roof, absorbing less solar energy into the home. They are potentially a reliable, mass-adoptable retrofit solution to high indoor air temperatures owing to their low cost, ease of application and co-benefits for health, the environment and worker productivity.

Learn about the study

A global heat adaptation study

To support low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in identifying equitable and cost-effective solutions to adapt to extreme heat, we are conducting a seminal global multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) assessing the impact of cool roofs on health, environmental and economic outcomes.

Study background

As climate change continues to intensify, so will the adverse effects of extreme heat for LMIC communities living in climate hotspots in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania.

Intervention

Cool roofs are designed to reflect more sunlight than a conventional roof, absorbing less solar energy into the home.

Learn about the study

Study sites

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Study sites

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Latest posts

Our news and publications provide a glimpse into the vital connection between climate and health.

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20 May 2024

Aplicarán aislamiento térmico especial a casas

20 May 2024

NEWS
20 May 2024

ITH y otras universidades instalarán techos fríos en viviendas de familias vulnerables en Hermosillo

20 May 2024

20 May 2024

Aplicarán aislamiento térmico especial a casas

20 May 2024

NEWS
20 May 2024

ITH y otras universidades instalarán techos fríos en viviendas de familias vulnerables en Hermosillo

20 May 2024

PROMOTING CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Harnessing the power of cool roofs to create resilient and comfortable communities for a better tomorrow

PROMOTING CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Harnessing the power of cool roofs to create resilient and comfortable communities for a better tomorrow

Latest posts

Our news and publications provide a glimpse into the vital connection between climate and health.

20 May 2024

Aplicarán aislamiento térmico especial a casas

20 May 2024

NEWS
20 May 2024

ITH y otras universidades instalarán techos fríos en viviendas de familias vulnerables en Hermosillo

20 May 2024

Read more posts

Supported by Academic Collaborations

Our work, funded by the Wellcome Trust UK, is powered by the support and research contributions of leading universities. Together, we create advancements that push our project forward.

View all members and partners

Supported by Academic Collaborations

Our work, funded by the Wellcome Trust UK, is powered by the support and research contributions of leading universities. Together, we create advancements that push our project forward.

View all members and partners

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