Guideline 2: Methodological guidelines for monitoring of temperature effects (2014)

Guideline 2 of the series Monitoring impacts of urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

This methodological guideline will provide measurement, quantification and monitoring methods to assess the hypothesis that current and increased Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture and Forestry (UPAF) areas will reduce the urban heat island effect and contribute to energy savings.

Specifically, this manual will provide the methods to:

  • Identify and map representative UPAF and non-UPAF areas/types in the study city
  • Measure urban temperatures and humidity for these representative areas
  • Calculate degree days, thermal comfort and related energy use
  • Develop future temperature and land use scenarios in order to guide urban development policies and planning.