Project Lead: Ernst Doering Duration: 01 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2022
Dynamic urbanisation, rapid population growth, and changing consumer and mobility behaviour are posing challenges to India’s urban infrastructure. As key sources of greenhouse gas emissions, cities play an important role in national climate protection policy. However, local capacities are not yet sufficient to efficiently implement local climate strategies and/or urban development projects with an impact on the climate. The project anchors climate-friendly solutions in the planning and implementation of projects of the Indian government’s Smart Cities Programme. It advises the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), cities and federal states on climate-friendly infrastructure and urban development, the development of competencies of city administrations and training institutions, and on network formats. Furthermore, the project supports the German-Indian policy dialogue on climate-friendly urban development. The project contributes to the achievement of national climate targets and urban SDGs.