At A Glance

Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India

In numbers

• According to IPCC, urban infrastructure accounts for over 70% of global energy use and energy-related GHG emissions.
• Over 64% of the world population is expected to live in cities by 2050.
• According to UN DESA, India is projected to add more than 400 million urban dwellers by 2050; cities will be among the key contributors to GHG emissions.
• India’s gross emissions of Greenhouse Gases were 2.136 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent in 2010; it aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% by 2030 from the 2005 level.

The primary objectives of the project are:

  • Capacities of city authorities in four partner cities to plan and implement mitigation and adaptation measures enhanced.
  • City-level climate change mitigation measures for priority sectors initiated.
  • City-level climate change adaptation measures for priority sectors initiated.
  • Awareness on low carbon and climate resilient city development increased in India and other countries.

3.3 million citizens will be benefitting from the project in four cities through climate resilient and low carbon planning, based on the 2011 census.


Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India

Area: Mitigation and Adaptation
Duration: July 2016 – June 2019

Implementation Partners:
• Consortium of South Pole Carbon Management Ltd., ICLEI South Asia and econcept AG

Public Sector Partners:
• Municipal Corporations and city-level authorities of Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur
• Urban Development/Municipal Affairs Department of the Governments of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan

Geographic focus: Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Rajkot (Gujarat), Siliguri (West Bengal) and Udaipur (Rajasthan)