Aug 20, 2021 NZEB Knowledge Series Webinar – Climate Smart Cities
One of the biggest challenges that cities have to overcome is that of climate change to realize their potential as engines of growth. There is an urgent need for actions to be integrated and mainstreamed within development plans to safeguard people, livelihood and the investments which are being made towards infrastructure.
This webinar hosted Dr Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar is Chair, Urban Resilience Unit and Heading the Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) at National Institute of Urban Affairs, India. It covers the key findings from The Climate-Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0, an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs covering over 126 cities, including 100 Smart Cities and 26 cities with a population of over 500,000. The assessment was carried out across 28 climate indicators under five themes
(i) Urban Planning, Green Cover and Biodiversity
(ii) Energy and Green Buildings;
(iii) Mobility and Air Quality;
(vi) Water Management and
(v) Waste Management.
The formulated indicators are progressive and aspirational in nature. It is not only the reflection of the current performance of cities in India but also provides guidance to progress in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner.