Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Supported CapaCITIES Project Enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Gujarat

Government of Gujarat enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation supported CapaCITIES project to enhance capacities in adopting integrated climate resilient planning. Three separate MoUs were also signed with the cities of Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara, where the phase 2 of the project will be implemented. The MoUs were 

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ICLEI Member and Colombo Mayor Announced as a New GCoM Board Member

ICLEI member Ms. Rosy Senanayake, Hon’ble Mayor of Colombo, Sri Lanka has been appointed as one of the new board members of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM). In the Board, Ms. Senanayake will represent the South Asia region. The GCoM unites a global coalition of over 10,000 cities and local 

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CDKN Policy Dialogue Calls for Better Implementation of Urban Resilience Plans in Bangladesh

CDKN Asia organised a dialogue with experts from Bangladesh to discuss a draft policy paper on “Local Urban Resilience Plans Using Climate Adaptation Indicators: Development and Integration in National Planning Processes” in the context of Bangladesh. The policy brief presents a snapshot of the policies on climate change and resilience building measures in Bangladesh and 

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Urban95 Phase 1 Closure Workshop Takes Stock of Achievements, Way Forward

ICLEI South Asia organised two online sessions, with support from the Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) and Bernard van Leer Foundation, as part of a closure workshop to share the learnings from the Urban95 programme Phase I in Udaipur. The project team shared the process of Udaipur’s transformation into an infant, toddler and caregiver (ITC) friendly 

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CDKN Supports Two Cities in South Asia to Conduct VLRs

Dhulikhel Municipality in Nepal and Singra Municipality in Bangladesh, in association with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), have committed to conduct a voluntary local review (VLR) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  ICLEI South Asia is supporting the municipalities in developing the 

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Gangtok’s LBSAP Emphasises Climate-Smart Development and Biodiversity Conservation

The city corporation of Gangtok has accepted the Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP) developed by ICLEI South Asia under the INTERACT-Bio project, which is supported by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany. The LBSAP envisions a prosperous Gangtok that focuses on climate-smart development, while ensuring the conservation of its cultural and 

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Nagpur’s Oranges Give City’s Illustrated Biodiversity Map a Unique Flavour

ICLEI South Asia has developed the Illustrated Urban Biodiversity Map of Nagpur, as part of the assignment to develop a People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) of the city. Smt. Buveneswari S., CEO, Nagpur Smart, and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited – which has supported this initiative along with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation – released the map 

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Urban95 Impact: Tactical Intervention Brings Children and Cheer Back to Udaipur Park

The impact assessment of a tactical intervention, implemented by ICLEI South Asia in a Udaipur park at the end of 2019, shows that it has been an emphatic success. The objective of the tactical intervention, implemented in December 2019, had been to rejuvenate Meera Park, which had been lying neglected and abandoned due to lack 

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CDKN, Red Cross Climate Centre to Jointly Develop Heat Resilience Plans in Bangladesh, Nepal

As climate change intensifies, heat waves will become more frequent, increasing risks to everyone, but especially vulnerable populations.  Acute heat stress is already recognized as a growing cause of morbidity and mortality, and is slowly garnering attention on national and global health and development agendas. In a concerted effort to deal with this challenge, ICLEI 

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National Dialogue Discusses Challenges of MRV of Climate Actions in Chhattisgarh

ICLEI South Asia, with support from the Chhattisgarh State Centre for Climate Change, organised the “Second Multi-Level Governance National Dialogue in India – Aligning Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for GHG emissions and mitigation actions in Chhattisgarh,” on the 17th of December 2020. The state-level dialogue, held under the aegis of the Climate Footprint Project, 

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