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Climate Smart Cities

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

Dynamic urbanisation, rapid population growth, and changing consumer and mobility behaviour are posing challenges to India’s urban infrastructure. As the main sources of greenhouse gases, cities play an important role in national climate protection policy. However, local capacities are not yet sufficient to efficiently implement local climate strategies. The project anchors climate-friendly solutions in the planning and implementation of the Indian government’s Smart Cities programme projects. It advises the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), cities and federal states on climate-friendly infrastructure, urban district development, the development of competencies of city administrations and on network formats. The German-Indian policy dialogue on climate-friendly urban development is also supported by the project, contributing to the achievement of national climate targets and urban SDGs.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) - India
  • Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DIFU) - Germany,National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

BMU grant:
4.760.000,00 €

06/2018  till  05/2022


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