The CapaCITIES Project Enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Gujarat

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, is supporting the implementation of the second phase of the CapaCITIES project in the states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Rajasthan in the cities of Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirappalli, Siliguri, and Udaipur.

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CapaCITIES Webinar Emphasizes Participatory Governance for Building Climate Resilience

CapaCITIES Webinar Emphasizes Participatory Governance for Building Climate Resilience at Daring Cities 2020, a global, action-oriented virtual forum to empower urban leaders around the world to tackle the climate crisis, the CapaCITIES project convened a panel discussion on “Climate Resilient Cities Action Planning and Implementation Lessons”.

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Learnings from CapaCITIES Project Discussed at 10th World Urban Forum

Ms. Sakshi Chadha Dasgupta, Senior Thematic Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Ms. Monalisa Sen from ICLEI South Asia participated in the ‘Building a culture of urban sustainability: from technology and innovation to arts and music, from Earth Day to Beethoven’s Pastoral’ session at the ongoing World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi on the 12th of February 2020.

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Roundtable Calls for Systems Approach to Promote Climate Action

The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) organized and hosted a Roundtable Dialogue on Climate Resilient Cities in India, under the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation-supported CapaCITIES project, on the 28th of November in New Delhi, India.

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Swiss Minister Witnesses Interventions on Waste and Water Management in Coimbatore

Vice President of the Federal Council and Minister for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Switzerland, Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga visited Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, as part of her India visit to focus on areas concerning clean technology and the railways.

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Gujarat CM releases Climate Resilient City Action Plan for Rajkot

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijaybhai, Rupani, releases “Climate Resilient City Action Plan (CRCAP), Rajkot” on 2ndAugust 2019, prepared under the CapaCITIES project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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