crcap

Climate Resilient City Action Plan

A standardised methodology for preparing Climate Resilient City Action Plan (CRCAP) has been developed as part of the CapaCITIES project, and has formed the basis for the preparation of CRCAPs for the four CapaCITIES’ cities – Udaipur, Siliguri, Coimbatore, and Rajkot.

 

Methodology

The Climate Resilient City Action Plan (CRCAP) methodology is tailor made for Local Governments (LGs), providing step by step guidance for the development of a climate resilient city action plan. This planning process is based on the premise that climate resilience refers to both climate change mitigation (reduction of GHG emission) and adaptation (addressing climate change impacts such as sea level rise, precipitation changes, temperature changes and extreme events), and linkages therein.

 

The 9-step process comes in three phases: Analyze, Act and Accelerate – each unfolding into three steps – outlining how climate fragility can be assessed and climate resilient options can be identified and integrated into urban development policies, plans and processes. It consists of a wide range of tools and guidance notes to support LGs to deliver effective local climate action.

 

This process equips LGs to estimate the GHG emissions of city activities, assess the climate risks of various systems in the city in the context of urbanisation and poverty, identify actions to address existing and forecasted climate fragility and develop an implementation and monitoring plan. The plan will help the city to adapt to existing and impending climate change impacts, and will also steer the city’s focus to climate change mitigation measures.

 

This process builds on ICLEI’s City for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign, ICLEI’s flagship mitigation program; the GreenClimateCity (GCC) program and ICLEI’s adaptation toolkit, the ICLEI Asian City Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) Process or IAP toolkit.

CRCAPs for the four CapaCITIES cities

Under the CapaCITIES project, CRCAPs have been developed for the four cities – Udaipur, Siliguri, Coimbatore, and Rajkot. First, the baseline situation in each city of the urban systems related to sectors such as water, land-use, sewerage, solid waste, healthcare, transport etc was analysed, followed by an assessment of their vulnerability to climate change impacts. Hotspots were identified for each city by mapping the vulnerable urban systems against specific areas (wards) and actors. GHG Emissions Inventories were developed, and a basket of climate adaptation and mitigation actions detailed in the CRCAPs.

Coimbatore

The CRCAP prepared for Coimbatore was submitted to the Municipal Commissioner for municipal ratification in 2018. The Corporation approved the CRCAP in February 2019. The CRCAP outlines the potential to reduce a total of 1,750,200 tonnes of CO2eq GHG emissions by year 2022-23 in Coimbatore, through implementation of various interventions proposed for sectors such as water, land-use, sewerage, solid waste management and transport. Through the adoption of the CRCAP, Coimbatore has committed to reduce 25% of GHG emissions by 2022-23, as compared to the 2015-16 baseline of the city.

 

A more detailed summary of the CRCAP for Coimbatore may be found here.

Detailed report of the CRCAP for Coimbatore

Rajkot

The CRCAP for Rajkot was submitted to the City Council for approval in 2018. It was adopted by City Council through Standing Committee Resolution and General Board Resolution in February 2019. Following this, an administrative order was  passed by Municipal Commissioner on 1st March 2019 for implementation of the CRCAP by officials of respective departments. The CRCAP outlines the potential to reduce a total of 439,251 tonnes of CO2eq GHG emissions by year 2022-23 in Rajkot, through implementation of various interventions proposed for sectors such as water, sewerage, health, solid waste management, and transportation. Through the adoption of the CRCAP, Rakjot has committed to reduce 14% of GHG emissions by 2022-23, as compared to the 2015-16 baseline of the city.

 

A more detailed summary of the CRCAP for Rajkot may be found here.

Detailed report of the CRCAP for Rajkot

Siliguri

The CRCAP, prepared for Siliguri Municipal Corporation, was approved and adopted through a resolution by the Siliguri City Council in September 2018. The CRCAP outlines the potential to reduce a total of 154,173 tonnes of CO2eq GHG emissions by year 2022-23 in Siliguri, through implementation of various interventions proposed for buildings, water supply, street lights, transportation and the solid waste management sector. Through the adoption of the CRCAP, Siliguri has committed to reduce 14.6% of GHG emission by 2022-23, as compared to the 2015-16 baseline of the city.

 

A more detailed summary of the CRCAP for Siliguri may be found here.

Detailed report of the CRCAP for Siliguri

Udaipur

The CRCAP prepared for Udaipur City under the CapaCITIES project, has been presented by  the Mayor to the Udaipur City Council for final approval in June 2019. Through the approval of the CRCAP and implementation of the various actions proposed for sectors such as building, water supply, sewerage, street lights, transportation, and solid waste management, Udaipur will commit to reduce a total of 225,197 tonnes or 18% of CO2eq GHG emissions by year 2022-23, as compared to Udaipur City’s baseline annual GHG emissions in the year 2016-17.

 

Detailed report of the CRCAP for Udaipur