Anchor urban climate actions at national level

Potential climate/ disaster impacts addressed by approach & Justification for approach:

This framework will support cities in identification of their exiting status with respect to preparedness against climate change. The indicators in the CSCAF identifies actions for cities to be undertaken based on their exisiting level and thus preparing themselves towards climate mitigation and adaptiaton. This is an annual assessment and this will also help cities in analyzing their status every year and improve upon it.

Process of Implementation:

1. Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF): The project supported in developing indicators for the first phase of CSCAF which was launched for 100 smart cities. Consultations were held with various stakeholders and indicators were developed. 30 indicators were developed in 5 thematic areas of energy & green building, urban planning, biodiversity and green cover, water management, waste management and mobility and air quality in consultation with participants from more than 26 organizations. 2: C-Cube: development of climate centre for cities at national think tank, NIUA, with funding from MoHUA. A helpdesk was formed to support cities on their queries. C-Cube took the lead for CSCAF and GIZ continued as strategic partners with funding. Now it’s the third phase of CSCAF. 3. Trainings: 4 training events were conducted with support of implementing partners (DIFU & NIUA). All the modules were developed based on the CSCAF indicators and these are now uploaded in the NULP. The training was then further upscaled by the regional training institutes and they conducted around 10 training events for 500 + stakeholders. 4. The Climate Smart Cities – Self Assessment Tool (CSC–SA Tool) was applied to provide cities with quantifiable, emission-based evidence to prioritize climate actions. The tool also provides cities with emission reduction “potential” of its intervention using assessment data for relevant Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework indicators 5: Climate alliance: National and city level climate alliances were formed which support the cities in implementing their climate measures. The climate alliance at national level is hosted at C-Cube. 6: Institutionalizing study: an institutional assessment of the existing system was undertaken to mainstream climate action at national level. German experience was also shared by DIFU. 7. Municipal budget analysis: Review of the municipal budget was conducted for 14 upscaling cities with regards to the CSCAF indicators

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