Studies

Studies

Water and Wastewater Management

Water and Wastewater Management (WWM) is a thematic area
identified as a priority for the 4 project cities of Coimbatore
(Tamil Nadu), Rajkot (Gujarat), Siliguri (West Bengal) and
Udaipur (Rajasthan). The cities in cooperation with the consortium of implementing agencies supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) team developed the Climate Resilient City Action Plans (CRCAP), which is an overarching strategy to develop the city’s resilience to climate change. Read more

Air Quality and Transportation

The project in close collaboration with the City Authorities of
Coimbatore, Rajkot, Udaipur and Siliguri, identified quickwin
interventions, viable bankable projects fortified with technical studies. The ClimateResilientCITIES Action Plans (CRCAPs) have been outlined in consultation with the city authorities for each of the four cities specifically targeting actionable interventions to the transportation sector to reduce the challenges outlined towards improving air quality, mitigating GHG emissions and continuing along a low carbon development pathway. Read more

Documentation on the trees of Rajkot

Green cover plays a significant role in sustainable development in a city. It helps to address climate change impacts, reduce pollution, improve overall health of citizens, reduce GHG emissions and temperatures. Trees also help to attract other taxa like birds, insects, reptiles etc. All of them play critical roles in the urban ecosystem. The tree density and diversity of Rajkot was studied to identify the areas where the city corporation needs to initiate plantation activities on a priority basis. Native species that can be planted have also been identified through the study. The city corporation has taken the results of the study into consideration while planning plantation activities under the city forest scheme. Read more

City Biodiversity Index of Siliguri

Developed and maintained by the Singapore National Parks Department (NParks), with support from ICLEI, the CBD and others, the City Biodiversity Index is the only biodiversity index designed specifically for monitoring and evaluating biodiversity in cities. The application of the index has also been included in the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The City Biodiversity Index has been calculated for the city of Siliguri through the CapaCITIES project and will help the city to mainstream biodiversity conservation. Issues identified through this report will also feed into the Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, which is also being developed as part of the project. Read more

Best Practices from Coimbatore, Udaipur, Rajkot, Siliguri: A Case Study

With its project CapaCITIES, SDC intends to make the rapid extensions of Indian urban agglomerations compatible with the fight against climate change. Four partner cities serve as ideal project laboratories to ensure urbanisation that respects the environment. Read more

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CPR’s study on energy usage in Rajkot

As part of the CapaCITIES project, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the Center for Policy Research (CPR) on an ongoing study on energy use in low income urban households in Rajkot. Read More

CPR’s Climate Action Case Study for Rajkot

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), supported the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in developing a policy paper highlighting how cities can use existing governance arrangements to scale discrete climate actions. CPR also developed a framework that can be used by cities to address climate change and local development. Read More

Climate Exposure: Projections and Scenarios for Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur

Capacities of city authorities in four partner cities to plan and implement mitigation and adaptation measures are to be enhanced, as per the first intended outcome of the project. To achieve this, a few activities have been planned, out of which the study identifying climate change scenarios for 2030 and 2050, is being carried out. Read More

Position paper on Low Carbon Resource Efficient Affordable Housing

This Position Paper was commissioned by the Swiss development Agency (SDC) as a complementary research study to the CapaCITIES project. The context of this research has been the city of Rajkot in Gujarat. The Municipal Corporation of Rajkot has an active Affordable housing program and this paper presents a perspective… Read More

Gender Mainstreaming in Urban Infrastructure

This Position paper on ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Urban Infrastructure’ is part of the CapaCITIES project and is commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)…Read More

Guidance Checklists: Preparation of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Projects

This document, prepared by the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation with support from SDC and technical inputs from ICLEI, comprises a set of guidance checklists to assist infrastructure projects in improving their sustainability and resilience. It is intended as a rapid ‘fly-over’ to provide guidance towards key tasks for successful project preparation, structuring, achieving bankability and seeking finance. While each infrastructure project has its own unique complexities which must be carefully understood and managed by experienced professionals, these checklists could help identify good practices that may have been overlooked while developing the project.Read More

Migration, Livelihood Trajectories and Climate Resilience: Case Study of select medium-sized Indian cities

This document, prepared by the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation with support from SDC and technical inputs from ICLEI, comprises a set of guidance checklists to assist infrastructure projects in improving their sustainability and resilience. It is intended as a rapid ‘fly-over’ to provide guidance towards key tasks for successful project preparation, structuring, achieving bankability and seeking finance. While each infrastructure project has its own unique complexities which must be carefully understood and managed by experienced professionals, these checklists could help identify good practices that may have been overlooked while developing the project.Read More