India's ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework

This webinar showcases India's innovative ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework, launched in 2019 to support cities in evaluating their development strategies from a climate lens.

date & time
24 Nov 2021, 2:30PM UTC
hosted by
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Speakers at the UrbanShift India webinar, hosted by ICLEI

To support the achievement of national goals under the Paris Agreement and enable climate-resilient urban development, the Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched a pioneering initiative called the “ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF),” covering more than 130 cities across the country. The CSCAF’s objective is to provide cities with a mechanism for setting a baseline and developing a roadmap to tackle climate change. What can cities elsewhere learn from this example?

Join us as we continue the UrbanShift webinar series with this important discussion on how cities are mainstreaming climate action within urban development activities while advancing smart city strategies.


  • Mr. Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI and Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia (moderator)
  • ​​​​​​Ms. Maryke van Staden, Director of ICLEI’s Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Climate Center), ICLEI World Secretariat
  • Mr. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India
  • Ms. Vaishali Nandan, Project Head, Climate Smart Cities, GIZ India
  • Mr. Sanjay Kolte, Chief Executive Officer, Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited

This webinar is offered in English, Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian Bahasa. Please contact Bhaskar Padigala or Evgenia Mitroliou for more information and follow UrbanShift on Twitter.