The City Climate Alliance is a collaborative initiative that harnesses the diverse skills, strengths, and resources of numerous organizations working with Indian cities. Its mission is to enhance and expand efforts in advocating for climate action, sharing knowledge, building capacity, fostering innovation, and mobilizing resources to tackle climate risks.

Urban Planning, Green Cover and Biodiversity

Energy and Green Buildings

Mobility and Air Quality

Water Management

Waste Management

Initially formed with 26 organizations in 2019 that actively contributed to the creation of the ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework (now aligned with the National Mission for Sustainable Habitat), the alliance has now grown to include over 70 organizations *. The City Climate Alliance initiated by the Ministry and Housing Affairs, Government of India continues to play a pivotal role in advancing the climate dialogue and action within cities.

* December 2023


Build a partner community for climate action forums and networks


Synergize efforts for advocacy and policy outreach to mainstream climate change in urban development


Create new innovative research projects, and develop new training modules and knowledge products


In June 2020, the Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) was given the mandate to manage the Alliance Secretariat and further strengthen the Alliance as a national-level multi-stakeholder partnership to facilitate and build urban climate action in India.

The Secretariat uses the instruments of CONNECT, COLLABORATE and CO-CREATE to aid climate actions in the cities.

Vaishnavi Shankar
Ambika Malhotra-Kothari
Program Manager
Berjis Driver
Climate Fellow
Chhaya Namchu
Shazia Rehman
Shreya Khurana
Sayli Mankikar
Mehak Bakshi
Raghav Kohli
Shinjini Saha
Chithra Nair
Kalyana Kumar Gandhi S
Rajita Jain
Rupal Srivastava
Aatish Kumar

Other contributions of the Secretariat to the discourse of urban climate action