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Increasing heat creates hardship for brick kiln workers in Chennai, India and the alternative pathways reducing it

Lundgren Kownacki, Karin LU ; Kjellberg, Siri M.; Gooch, Pernille LU ; Dabaieh, Marwa LU and Venugopal, Vidhya (2019) In Climanosco Research Articles 2(6). p.1-18
Abstract
Climate change brings new burdens to people working outdoors. Migrant
populations working at brick kilns in India are one such group facing dangerously
overheated working conditions. Many migrate to the kilns from rural areas under
bonded labor conditions. We argue that solutions need to go beyond industry oriented technology-based solutions and focus on the social problem and take a
people focused stance. In addition to adopting more locally appropriate
technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and heat in the work
environment, solutions focusing on the workers situation must be considered
from a human rights perspective.
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  abstract     = {Climate change brings new burdens to people working outdoors. Migrant<br/>populations working at brick kilns in India are one such group facing dangerously<br/>overheated working conditions. Many migrate to the kilns from rural areas under<br/>bonded labor conditions. We argue that solutions need to go beyond industry oriented technology-based solutions and focus on the social problem and take a<br/>people focused stance. In addition to adopting more locally appropriate<br/>technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and heat in the work<br/>environment, solutions focusing on the workers situation must be considered<br/>from a human rights perspective.},
  author       = {Lundgren Kownacki, Karin and Kjellberg, Siri M. and Gooch, Pernille and Dabaieh, Marwa and Venugopal, Vidhya},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1--18},
  series       = {Climanosco Research Articles},
  title        = {Increasing heat creates hardship for brick kiln workers in Chennai, India and the alternative pathways reducing it},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2019},
}