Climate Smart Cities in India
India is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and these extreme weather events can drastically affect the country’s national budget and agricultural production: poor air quality, a huge increase in heat, extreme monsoon seasons, severe droughts, numerous deaths related to hyperthermia or dehydration, heavy rainfall, landslides and the destruction of crops and key infrastructure are just a few examples.
India intends to reduce its emission intensity by 33-35% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and has declared this in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution and launched the Smarts Cities Mission. Launched by the Government of India (GoI) in 2015, the Smarts Cities Mission targets 100 Indian cities to plan their urban renewal and transformation from their own perspective “to drive economic growth and improve people’s quality of life by enabling local development and using technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens”.
The GIZ project Climate Smart Cities in India supports three smart cities – Cochin (Kerala), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and Bhubaneshwar (Orissa) – and thus contributes to the efficient implementation of the funds and investments of the smart cities, which are also intended to make a concrete contribution to the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The project aims to develop climate-friendly solutions for urban infrastructure provision and urban development that are anchored in the planning and implementation of projects under the Indian government’s Smart Cities programme.
We prepare the basis and develop a customised toolbox for the project in order to control, manage and monitor it efficiently. We create a basis for the application and review of project documents and accurate reporting to the BMU.
Our mandate includes:
- Guiding strategy development and deployment planning by fostering close interaction with the national smart cities mission and early involvement of its stakeholders.
- Supporting the project in the development and operationalisation of the impact-oriented management and monitoring system.
- Support in the development, application and updating of Capacity WORKS (CW) tools according to the GIZ management model to ensure close monitoring of project progress and the resulting assessment of the need to adapt the monitoring tools.
- Support in the documentation of project progress for BMU reporting through the correct use of the monitoring system instruments.
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