Supporting Climate Action from Planning, Conceptualization to Implementation and Replication

The CapaCITIES Phase II project engages with national, state and city level governments, to enhance capacities of select Indian cities to plan and implement climate resilience actions by mainstreaming and integrating climate actions (adaptation and mitigation) into urban planning processes. The project is also supporting the city and state governments to access finance for scaling up the urban climate actions and will enhance knowledge on accelerating city climate action at the national and global level through its knowledge sharing, peer learning and capacity building activities.

Impact of CapaCITIES Phase 1 in the Project Cities

Implementation of Pilot Projects on Climate Resilience

102200m3/ year

Biogas generation

257060kWh/ year

Renewable energy generated

6000 tCO2e/ year

GHG emission reduced

Potential of Climate Resilient Action Plans Developed by the Cities

60 Billion INR

Cost of Climate interventions

6.9 Billion INR

Secured under Municipal Budget

2 million tCO2e

Annual GHG emission reduction

GHG Emission Reduction Targets Set by Cities for 2022-23 from 2015 Levels

Coimbatore: 33%

Udaipur: 18%

Siliguri: 14.8%

Rajkot: 14%


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Swiss Development & Cooperation officials & CapaCITIES Phase II implementation team visited #Coimbatore to discuss the shortlisted projects with the Commissioner, Coimbatore Corporation who expressed interest in developing a PPP based Bio-CNG plant & a floating Solar PV system in the Periyakulam lake and assessing the feasibility of securing #climatefinance through carbon credits. The team visited the Periyakulam lake, where the lakefront, with ample public space & cycling tracks, was developed under the Smart Cities Mission. Site visits were made to the SUNYA ward 22, 2 TPD bio-methanation plant, Vellalore SWM processing plant, and the vermicompost plant.Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan South Pole ... See MoreSee Less
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