Project Details

Capacity Building Project on Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development in India (CapaCITIES 2.0)

CLIENT/FUNDER: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

DURATION: 4 years



PROJECT LOCATION:Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, New Delhi


Following the successful completion of the first phase implemented across 4 Indian cities; Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur, CapaCITIES Phase-II was launched in 2019 with the overarching goal of mainstreaming climate actions from the cities. A consortium comprising of ICLEI South Asia, South Pole, econcept and NIUA is implementing this project across 4 new cities; Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli. The CapaCITIES Phase II project engages with national, state and city level governments, to enhance capacities of select Indian cities to plan and implement climate resilience actions by mainstreaming and integrating climate actions (adaptation and mitigation) into urban planning processes. The project is also supporting the city and state governments to access finance for scaling up the urban climate actions and will enhance knowledge on accelerating city climate action at the national and global level through its knowledge sharing, peer learning and capacity building activities. Planning Integrating climate change considerations into urban planning, development of a roadmap for climate resilient interventions Implementation Signing climate change adaptation and mitigation actions; mobilising and scaling up finance for implementation; enhancing capacities by sharing knowledge at national and state level; and implementing demonstration projects Replicate and Scale-up Technical support to cities to enable large scale implementation and knowledge sharing at national and state level