Gangtok has developed its City Biodiversity Index (CBI), with support from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, under the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety-supported INTERACT- Bio Project. Its robust score in the CBI shows that Gangtok has a large number of native species, and also undertakes good governance and management
The Daring Cities webinar on the ‘Role of Sub-national Governments in Advancing National Climate Goals and Beyond’ was organised by the ICLEI offices in South Asia, South-East Asia and other offices in the Asia-Pacific and with support from the Global LEDS Partnership. Watch here. Representatives from several national and sub-national governments participated in the event.
The Daring Cities webinar on Healthy High Altitude Pasturelands for Sustainable Development in Downstream Cities focused on the importance of high altitude pasturelands. Watch here. The high altitude pastureland and forest ecosystems provide a wide array of ecosystem services (provisional, regulating, cultural, supporting). These ecosystem services are critical for sustainable urban development in cities downstream.
At Daring Cities 2020, a global, action-oriented virtual forum to empower urban leaders around the world to tackle the climate crisis, the CapaCITIES project convened a panel discussion on “Climate Resilient Cities Action Planning and Implementation Lessons”. Watch here. The CapaCITIES project in India, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), aims
CDKN webinars highlight knowledge brokering, climate finance and frontline experiences in battling the pandemic
ICLEI South Asia and SouthSouthNorth (SSN), under the Climate Development Knowledge Network-Knowledge Accelerator (CDKN-KA) project, organised three sessions over a fortnight in October during the Daring Cities 2020, a virtual global forum, to deliberate on the need to bridge the gap between knowledge and action. Given the climate urgency, the sessions discussed possible ways to
ICLEI South Asia and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) organised the Daring Cities webinar on ‘Enabling Circular Economy Through Reduction and Scientific Management of Plastic Waste’ to discuss the opportunities offered by circular economy measures to address the growing plastic waste menace. Watch here. Mr. Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia, set
CDKN Asia organised an online dialogue with experts to discuss a draft policy brief on ‘Supporting Climate Action through Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Nepal’. The experts discussed several issues that needed to be highlighted such as lack of awareness about gender-responsive budgeting, lack of gender auditing and monitoring systems, women’s lack of capacity and meaningful representation
The Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP) of Kochi, which has been prepared by ICLEI South Asia under INTERACT-Bio project, has been accepted by the City Council and released by Mrs Soumini Jain, Hon’ble Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC). The project is being supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear
The global environmental crisis caused by plastic waste has captured the attention of policy makers, decision makers, the public and businesses in the region. The situation calls for an immediate need to move away from today’s linear take-make-waste model and explore potential solutions to move towards circular economy measures to address the issue in its
Effective Climate Action in Cities and States of Indian cooperation between the South Pole, Swiss experts in climate change, energy, water, waste and transport and the cities network ICLEI, Swiss Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded the CapaCITIES project. Phase-1 (2016 to 2019) of the project built the capacities of 4 Indian cities to integrate climate