Director of Business Development & Carbonn Climate Center
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.
At the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, Sweden, UrbanShift cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America met to share knowledge on best practices in local sustainable development and learnt firsthand from Malmö’s sustainability initiatives.
While many sub-national governments are already undertaking direct or indirect climate actions, data aggregation and reporting remain a major challenge. One key way to facilitate sub-national reporting is to showcase best practices, like the CSCAF.
Focusing on Indian cities, this resource uses the social cost accounting methodology to understand various costs associated with urban service delivery.
This guide provides cities with practical resources and guidance to plan with equity in mind, building climate-resilient cities which engage with communities in fair and just ways.