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  • Economic Survey 2017-18
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    Economic Survey 2017-18, Annexure
    Economic Survey 2017-18. New Delhi, India: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2018.

    some of the many questions this Survey 2017- 18 discusses are: Can we expect the current investment slowdown to reverse quickly based on understanding other countries’ experience? Do second and third tier of governments collect the direct taxes that they are empowered to, and if not, what does...

  • Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan 2018
    Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan 2018. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    Five key aspects of the 2018 HAP to strengthen resilience in Ahmedabad:

    • Expanding the use of “cool roofs”―reflective paint on buildings citywide, which helps keep indoor temperatures lower;
    • Increasing access to cool drinking water through a city distribution network;
    • ...

  • Climate Change Migration
    Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration. The World Bank Group, 2018.

    Internal climate migrants are rapidly becoming the human face of climate change. According to the new World Bank report "Groundswell - Preparing for Internal Climate Migration", without urgent global and national climate action, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America could see more...

  • Big Data resilience
    Big Data for Resilience Storybook. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 2018.

    Aimed at an audience of resilience and development practitioners, the Storybook offers diverse experiences and practice-based recommendations to leverage Big Data’s potential and address its risks as part of efforts to build resilience. The Storybook is a collaborative initiative that features...

  • water mangement
    Today, Action on Climate. Climate Resilient Water Mangement. Action on CLimate Today, 2018.

    Countries in South Asia already face considerable water management challenges: water resources are overexploited and depleting fast, and institutions are struggling to manage and allocate water effectively. Climate change will exacerbate existing problems through irregular rainfall patterns and...

  • Resilience
    Surat Resilience Strategy. 100 Resilient Cities, 2018.

    Surat’s resilience rests on our people and our ability to live well in good times and bounce back stronger than ever from the inevitable hard times.

    Developed with input and insights from the people of Surat, the Resilience Strategy is designed to articulate solutions that make our city...

  • low carbon development in India
    Kedia, Shailly, Goerild Heggelund, Manish Anand, Zou Ji, Wang Yao, Nishant Jain, and Zhang Qingyu. Low Carbon Development in China and India: Issues and Strategies. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), 2018.

    With the recognition on the importance of partnership and collaboration to tackle climate change, the project on Low Carbon Development for China and...

  • Zhuang, Justin. A Resilient Singapore. Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore, 2018.

    How can cities be better prepared in the face of impending stresses and shocks? What are the innovative solutions that cities can adopt to address cross-cutting challenges such as climate change and changing demographics? In a world where cities are facing increasingly complex challenges,...

  • Report
    Mani, Muthukumara, Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Shun Chonabayashi, Anil Markandya, and Thomas Mosier. South Asia's Hotspots : Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards. World Bank Group, 2018.

    South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Average temperatures have been rising throughout the region, and rainfall has become more erratic. These changes are projected to continue accruing over the coming decades. South Asia’s Hotspots: The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation...

  • Resilient Cities
    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia. Resilient Cities Report 2018 In Tracking local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, 2018.

    Resilient Cities is the annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the latest knowledge, good practices, challenges, and innovations for creating more resilient cities. It also serves as an...

  • Special Report  (Summary)
    Global Warming of 1.5 °C. Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, 2018.

    An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty...

  • Climate Change
    Climate Opportunity: More Jobs, Better Health; Liveable Cities., 2018.

    The Opportunity 2030 dashboard provides an interface to interactively compare scenarios for different benefits and regions assessed in the Opportunity 2030: More Jobs; Better Health; Liveable Cities report. The research presents analysis on the impacts of climate action through...

  • Report
    Eckstein, David, Vera Künzel, and Laura Schäfer. Global Climate Risk Index 2018: Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2016 and 1997 to 2016. Berlin, Germany: German Watch, 2017.

    The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available – for 2016 and from 1997 to 2016 – were taken into account. The countries affected most in 2016...

  • Report
    Kavanaugh, Laura, Laura Kavanaugh, Evgenia Mitroliou, Thiago Soares Barbizan, and Victoria Vital Estrada. Resilient Cities Report 2017: Tracking local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11 In 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 4 - 6 May 2017. ICLEI, 2017.

    Based on the proceedings of the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 4 - 6 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany.

    Resilient Cities is the annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the...

  • How can Indonesia achieve its climate change mitigation goal
    Wijaya, Arief, Hanny Chrysolite, Mengpin Ge, Clorinda Kurnia Wibowo, Almo Pradana, Kemen Austin And Utami, and Kemen Austin. How Can Indonesia Achieve Its Climate Change Mitigation Goal? An Analysis of Potential Emissions Reductions from Energy and Land-Use Policies In Working Paper. World Resources Institute, 2017.

    Indonesia is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG). For the past two decades, GHG emissions have increased from almost all sectors, such as land-use (defined as land use, land-use change, and forestry including peat fires), energy, agriculture, industry, and waste....

  • Standard Operating Procedures - Urban Flooding
    Urban Flooding: Standard Operating Procedure. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a predefined set of directives. It is widely used concept by different organization to guarantee the expected outcome without any error. In general terms SOPs can be defined as “A set of directives, covering those features of operations that lend themselves...

  • Brochure
    Miller, Alan S., and Claudia Barrera. From Climate Science to Action. The World Bank, 2017.

    Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without...

  • Decarbonisation of Indian Railways
    Konda, Charith, Saurabh Trivedi, and Gireesh Shrimali. Decarbonization of Indian Railways. Climate Policy Initiative, 2017.

    To assess cost-effectiveness of decarbonization, CPI compared the costs of each decarbonization pathway (which includes all costs, except balancing costs) with a business-as-usual scenario, where IR does not decarbonize at all, in both net present value terms and yearly cash outflows. For the...

  • Climate policy pathways_CPI
    Nelson, David. The Policy Climate. Climate Policy Initiative, 2017.

    In The Policy Climate, we offer an overview of policy issues relevant to climate change across the world. We find that the implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate...

  • Global risks report
    Global Risks Report 2017. Geneva: World Economic Forum, 2017.

    The Global Risks Report 2017 features perspectives from nearly 750 experts on the perceived impact and likelihood of 30 prevalent global risks as well as 13 underlying trends that could amplify them or alter the interconnections between them over a 10-year timeframe.

    2016 saw a...

  • Water Resources Management and Policy

     

    About this course: Water management today is faced with new challenges such as climate change or the effects of human activity. Public and private stakeholders who are active in this field must develop new ways to better manage the water cycle "as a whole".

    The...

  • Planned relocation
    Ferris, Elizabeth, Jose Riera, and Sanjula Weerasinghe. Guidance on protecting people from disasters and environmental change through planned relocation. The Brookings Institution, 2017.

    In the context of climate change, planned relocation may serve as an effective adaptation strategy. Analogous experience demonstrates that relocating people is a complex endeavor with the strong potential to violate basic rights and leave people much worse off. States faced with situations where...

  • Economic Survey Volume 2
    Economic Survey 2016-17: Volume II. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2017.

    This time it was decided to split the Economic Survey into two volumes: Volume 1 as in the previous two years continued to be analytical/policy-oriented and was released just before the Budget. Volume 2 could come out at a time when data for the full year gone by became available (also in the...

  • Climate Finance: Innovative Approaches in Supporting Climate Action (Facilitated)

    This course takes stock of the tested knowledge and practices in climate finance from different development partners and delivers a unique and timely learning product to build participant capacities in planning, accessing, delivering, and monitoring climate finance at the national level. Target...

  • Local Climate Governance: China
    Miao, Bo, and Yu-wai Vic Li. Local Climate Governance under the Shadow of Hierarchy: Evidence from China’s Yangtze River Delta. Urban Policy and Research, 2017.

    This study examines the making of local climate governance in the Chinese setting where central-local inter-governmental relations continue to play critical part in almost every policy domain. Through analysing the climate responses of the three provincial-level governments at the Yangtze River...

  • Climate Change Orissa
    India - NLTA to support implementation of Orissa state climate change action plan : Summary report . The World Bank, 2017.

    In a first such request of its kind from an Indian state, Government of Odisha (GoO) requested World Bank’s Non-Lending Technical Assistance (NLTA) for implementation of its State Climate Change Action Plan (SCAP). Odisha state is highly vulnerable to climate change owing to a vulnerable coast...

  • Climate Planning in Australia
    Torabi, Elnaz, Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes, and Michael Howes. Not Waving, Drowning: Can Local Government Policies on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Resilience Make a Difference?. Urban Policy and Research, 2017.

    Climate change will increase the intensity, duration and/or frequency of some climate-related hazards. Responsibility for adapting to such impacts of climate change in Australia has, in the main, fallen on local governments which have paid varying degrees of attention to the issue. This paper...

  • Resilience
    Why Definitions of Resilience Matter: The Example of Funding New Zealand’s Transport Sector. Urban Policy and Research, 2017.

    Resilience embodies concepts of impact absorption and recovery, adaptation, and transformation. Clarity is needed when using the term as to whether these attributes are being pursued contemporaneously, sequentially, or at all. Land transport funding in New Zealand is examined from a climate...

  • Climate Performance Index
    Burck, Jan, Franziska Marten, Niklas Höhne, Christoph Bals, Carolin Frisch, Niklas Clement, and Kao Szu-Chi. Climate Change Performance Index: 2018. Bonn, Germany: Germanwatch, 2017.

    Recognizing the urgency to take immediate action in protecting the global climate, the 21st Conference of the Parties, held in December 2015 in Paris, made a groundbreaking achievement in adopting the goal to limit global warming to “well below” 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°...

  • Climate and transport
    A Global Macro Roadmap Outlining an Actionable Vision towards Decarbonized, Resilient Transport In Implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in the transport sector in support of a net-zero EMISSION, climate-resilient economy . Paris Process On Mobility And Climate (Ppmc), 2017.

    The Paris Agreement adopted at COP 21 requires us collectively to successfully transform world transport systemically over the next 40 years, in order to achieve a “netzero-emission economy”. It is with this objective in mind that PPMC, the global transport coalition since COP 21, is putting...

  • CC and gender assesment
    Marquez, Luiz. Climate Change and Gender Assessment Tool. Proadapt, 2017.

    Women and Men adept differentlty to impacts of Climate Change. Globally, gender sensitive Climate Change adaptation and mitigation programs show positive, measurable results, 

    This toolkit summarizes five key dimensions of Climate resilience- sociial, ecological, economic, physical and...

  • Supply Chain and happy New Year
    Hernandez, Maribel. Supply Chain Climate Risk Assessment Tool. Proadapt, 2017.

    This handbook presents a framework for assesemnt and planning to secure business suply chains from risks of Climate change.

  • Innovation solutions CC
    Innovations LIVE: Effective solutions to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.. Inter-American Development Bank, 2017.

    The challenge of climate is an opportunity to change development patterns towards low carbon and resilient development, opening up new opportunities for every inhabitant of Latin-America. This publication is just a sample of 27 innovative experiences ranging from Mexico to Haiti. They showcase...

  • Climate and Spatial mortality
    Rathi, SK., VK. Desai, P. Jariwala, H. Desai, A. Naik, and A. Joseph. Summer Temperature and Spatial Variability of all-Cause Mortality in Surat City, India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 2017.

    Ample information is available on extreme heat associated mortality for few Indian cities, but scant literature is available on effect of temperature on spatial variability of all-cause mortality for coastal cities. Objective: To assess the effect of daily maximum temperature, relative humidity...

  • UHCRC
    Centre, Surat Urban Heal. Heat and Health Action Plan-Surat. Urban Health And Climate Resilience Centre, Surat, 2017.

    Urban health is the recent agenda in India. While it’s in developmental phase need to consider climate change in urban health planning have strongly emerged. Due to its location, socio demographic profile, industrialisation, floods and climate events Surat city is vulnerable to climate change....

  • Urban LEDS
    Kessler, Earl. Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries (Urban LEDS Project). Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2016.

    To support cities in emerging countries address climate change, UN-Habitat and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), with the support of the European Union (EU), implemented the Project: ‘Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries’ (Urban-LEDS...

  • Good Practice Guide - Cool Cities
    Good Practice Guide - Cool Cities. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Cities are 5 to 9 degrees Celsius (9 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than rural areas because of several reasons. Not only do built environments emit heati and urban surfaces absorb more sunlight and heat than natural landscapes, but urban areas also lack vegetation to cool through evaporation...

  • Good Practice Guide - Climate Change Adaptation in Delta Cities
    Good Practice Guide - Climate Change Adaptation in Delta Cities. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    More than two-thirds of the world's largest cities are coastal delta cities. These cities are vulnerable to rising sea levels as a result of climate change, while millions of people are already being exposed to the risk of extreme storms and flooding events. By the middle of this century, the...

  • Good Practice Guide - Climate Positive Development
    Good Practice Guide - Climate Positive Development. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    More than 50% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, with the percentage expected to grow to more than 70% by 2050. Planning and development of low-carbon, compact and connected cities is critical to sustainably manage this significant urbanisation trend. Fortunately, C40...

  • Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities
    Chair), Hans Joachim Sc, and Dirk Messner( Chair). Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. Berlin, Germany: German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), 2016.

    The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-...

  • Monitoring Spatial Patterns of Land Surface Temperature and Urban Heat Island for Sustainable Megacity: A Case Study of Mumbai, India, Using Landsat TM Data

    Land use/cover change has brought major changes on land surface, including urban heat budget, temperature regimes, urban hydrology and others, leading to unsustainable environments. Remote sensing has played an important role in monitoring these changes across the globe, especially where...

  • ACCRN CS4 Cool Roofs
    Surat Municipal Corporation, and Indore Municipal Corporation. Promoting Cool Roof and Passive Ventilation Concepts for Indoor Temperature Comfort. TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2016.

    The expansion of the cities is resulting in increasing heat island effects as well as climate change has caused these extremes becoming common events every summer over last decade. While green housing is being promoted, Indian cities already have a significant proportion of houses built over...

  • Telanagana heatwave action plan
    The Telangana State Heatwave Action Plan. Government of Telangana, 2016.

    Heat Wave Plan is a Plan intended to protect the population from heat related harm to health. It aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat, while the days are sunny in summer, it should not be forgotten that the...

  • Handbook
    Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices. Geneva, Switzerland: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2016.

    The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP), which is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and some 30 other partners, has released a Handbook of Drought Indicators and Indices.

    Based on available literature and drawing...

  • Tourism and CC
    World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate. Paris, France: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 2016.

    This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the close relationship between World Heritage and tourism, and how climate change is likely to exacerbate...

  • Climate report
    Renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries: contributions to reducing global emissions. United Nations Environment Programme, 2016.

    Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented in developing countries from 2005 to 2015 will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by almost half a gigatonne by 2020, according to the second report by the 1 Gigaton Coalition.

    These reductions could more than double,...

  • Emissions gap report
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    Emissions gap report1
    The Emissions Gap Report 2016. United Natons Environment Programme, 2016.

    Since 2010, United Natons Environment (UNEP) has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports based on requests by countries for an independent scientfc assessment of how actons and pledges by countries affect the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, and how this compares to emissions trajectories...

  • Urban Resilience curriculum
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    Urban Resilience case study
    Urban Resilience Measurement: An Approach Guide and Training Curriculum. Mercy Corps, 2016.

    Mercy Corps recently developed a training curriculum and approach guide on urban resilience measurement. It was developed at the request of USAID/...

  • Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate: Strategy Note on Sustainable Energy

    UNDP’s Sustainable Energy Strategy Note, 2017-2021: Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate articulates – for the first time – UNDP’s vision, mission, approach, guiding principles, and focus in the area of sustainable energy. It also highlights the critical role that...

  • Climate Change and Labor: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace
    Climate Change and Labor: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    Developed in collaboration with the ILO, the International Organization for Migration, UNI Global Union, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organization of Employers, and ACT Alliance, and together with the Climate Vulnerable Forum and the support of the the World...

  • Climate information toolkit
    Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications Toolkit. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    This toolkit provides National HydroMeteorological Services (NHMS), policy makers, and media and communications for development practitioners with the tools, resources and templates necessary to design and implement an integrated communications strategy.

     

    These communications...

  • GIZ Climate Finance India
    The Role of the Private Sector to Scale Up Climate Finance in India. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), 2016.

    India has taken substantial steps to achieve its development objectives while addressing the threats posed by climate change. The Government has introduced National and State Action Plans on Climate Change, set up new institutions such as IREDA to scale up financing and established the Solar...

  • Reducing carbon emissions from transport
    Graus, Philip. Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport: Multilevel Governance and the Problem of Monitoring. Urban Policy and Research, 2016.

    Tackling climate change and reducing global greenhouse gas emission levels to meet the target ceiling of two degrees above pre-industrial average global temperatures will require multi-level governance. In this paper we examine the idea of multi-level governance and the role of the transport...

  • transport initiatives
    Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA) Transport Initiatives: Stock-take on action on the Implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and contribution towards the 2030 Global Goals on Sustainable Development. Paris Process On Mobility And Climate (PPMC), 2016.

    The PPMC has worked with the Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA) Transport Initiatives to prepare a report on the progress of the initiatives since COP 21 in Paris and their plans for 2017. The report titled ...

  • Climate Funds
    C40 Cities Good Practice Guide – City Climate Funds. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Cities need to find new sources of finance and convince the private sector of the benefits and opportunities stemming from clean, renewable, and low carbon investments. Several C40 cities have successfully accessed such new finance through establishing city climate funds.

    ...

  • Climate Change
    Beermanna, Jan, Appukuttan Damodaranb, Kirsten Jörgensen, and Miranda A. Schreur. Climate action in Indian cities: an emerging new research area. Journal of Integrative ENvironmental Sciences, 2016.

    India is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally, following China, the United States, and the European Union. Although India still has a low per capita carbon level, due to its large population and growing economy, its share of global greenhouse gas emissions is rising. India is...

  • Roadmap for Heatwave Management
    Roadmap for Planning Heatwave Management in India. TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2016.

    TARU prepared the roadmap supported by CDKN to guide the national action plan on heatwave management. Released during National Consultation held in 2016, the accumulation of cases and experiences in this report provides reassurance that others around the world are facing similar challenges and...

  • Chennai Floods Case Study
    Role of Various Stakeholders in Demonstrating Resilience During Chennai Flood. TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2016.

    Widespread impact of 2015 flood brought people and institutions in and around Chennai together, to provide support to the flood victims. These documented case studies provides an insight into the actions undertaken by government departments, institutions, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF...

  • Reimagining India’s Urban Future
    Reimagining India’s Urban Future - A Framework for Securing High-Growth, Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Urban Development in India In Working Paper 306 . New Delhi: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), 2015.

    India is at the cusp of a major urban transition. In less than twenty years, India’s urban population is expected to nearly double from 377 million today to over 600 million. Indian cities already contribute an estimated two-thirds of India’s GDP, and this number is expected to rise to 75% by...

  • Training Modules for Urban Local Bodies
    Urban Climate Change Resilience: Training Modules for Urban Local Bodies., 2015.

    National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has been working on a project on urban climate change resilience funded by The Rockefeller Foundation under the ACCCRN program. As a part of the project, Training Modules were peepared to sensitize the Municipal Officials on Climate Change and its...

  • Uran solution 7
    Resilience In Urban Solutions, Issue 7. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2015.

    “Resilience” is an increasingly common term in recent times. Do we really know what it means?

    Judith Rodin, author of The Resilience Dividend, defines resilience as “the capacity of any entity – an individual, a community, an organisation, or a natural system – to prepare for...

  • Shelter: Vol 16
    Resilient Cities In Shelter. Vol. 16. New Delhi: Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd., 2015.

    The word “resilience” typically describes a material’s ability to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. In ecology, resilience has been described as the capacity of an ecosystem to tolerate disturbance without collapsing into a qualitatively different...

  • Resilient Homes
    Green and Resilient Development: A case study of ZED Homes in Bangalore In Urban Climate Change Resilience Strategy Sustainable Urban Habitat. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    The objective of documenting this initiative is to create a better understanding of how sustainable housing development can lay the foundation for city resilience – cities that can better withstand climate change driven shocks.
     

  • Training Modules for Regional Training Institutes
    Urban Climate Change Resilience: Training Modules for Regional Training Institutes. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), 2015.

    National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has been working on a project on urban climate change resilience funded by The Rockefeller Foundation under the ACCCRN program. As a part of the project, Training Modules were peepared to sensitize the Regional Training Institutions on Climate Change...

  • Cities and Climate Change Leadership (Self-paced) by World Bank Group

    About this course: The e-Learning course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership will serve as an introductory course providing an overview of basic concepts, policies, institutions and financial instruments. Its overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers...

  • Climate Resilient Agriculture ACCRN Case study 2
    . Enhancing climate resilience of Gorakhpur city by buffering floods in Gorakhpur city through climate resilient peri-urban agriculture. Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), 2015.

    Conservation of open spaces within city as well in fringe areas is major challenge before Development Authorities and Urban Local Bodies. Unplanned and unregulated growth of human settlements encroach available open areas and make cities vulnerable to climate change impacts. Large scale...

  • ICT solutions 21 century
    SMARTer2030 ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges. Brussels, Belgium: Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), 2015.

    SMARTer2030: ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges is the third report that builds on the understanding of how interdependent we are across countries, industries, and cultures. Our findings show an ICT-enabled world of 2030 that is cleaner, healthier and more...

  • Climate resilient transport
    Ebinger, Jane Olga, and Nancy Vandycke. Moving Toward Climate-Resilient Transport The World Bank’s Experience from Building Adaptation into Programs. Washington, DC: The World Bank Group, 2015.

    Infrastructure and services are critical to development and form the backbone of economic and community activities at the local, regional, national, and international levels. They enable the distribution of goods and services within and between countries and ease access to schools, markets, and...

  • Climate Resilient health systems_ WHO
    Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO), 2015.

    This document presents the World Health Organization (WHO) Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems. The framework responds to the demand from Member States and partners for guidance on how the health sector and its operational basis in health systems can...

  • guiding Principles for CC action
    Guiding Principles for Climate City Planning Action. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2015.

    The Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning reviews typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. These principles, shown below, developed through a robust and open multi-stakeholder process, support...

  • Natinal mission on sustainable habitat
    National Mission on Sustainable Habitat. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    Sustainable development concerns in the sense of enhancement of human well-being broadly conceived, are a recurring theme in India’s development philosophy. The present day consensus reflect three foundational aspirations. First that human beings should be able to enjoy a decent quality of life...

  • Delhi GCF financing
    Dasgupta, Dipak, Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Rajshree Ray, Abishek Acharya, Jyotsana Mehta, and Kanika Grover. Delhi Vision Statement : The Green Climate Fund. Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, 2015.

    This paper also draws on the discussions at a Consultation Meeting held in New Delhi on 15-16 February, 2013, where several distinguished participants joined and consultations were also held earlier with the private sector and civil society.

    Three relatively short papers, with Annexes,...

  • Paris Agreement
    Paris Agreement. United Nations, 2015.

    The Paris Agreement was adopted on 12 December 2015 at the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015. In accordance with its article 20, the Agreement shall be open for...

  • Innovation in Europes cities
    Innovation in Europe’s Cities. LSE Cities, 2015.

    Innovation in European Cities sets out the context for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ European Mayors Challenge. It gives an overview of the key themes facing European cities today and provides an independent analysis of the 155...

  • Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies (CDS). Nairobi, Kenya: UN-Habitat, 2015.

    This guidebook on integrating climate change into city development strategies (CDS) attempts to provide a modest input into the effort of unifying two key thematic areas, Climate Change and City Development Strategies. This attempt of climate proofing city development strategies is an ongoing...

  • Climate change and city planning
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies. Nairobi, Kenya: UN Habitat, 2015.

    The World Bank, the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborated in a Joint Work Programme (JWP) to help cities address challenges related to climate change, aiming to facilitate a coordinated, focused effort targeting...

  • Reducing emission from Transport
    Emission Reduction Potential in the Transport Sector by 2030. Paris Process On Mobility And Climate (PPMC), 2015.

    The objective of this study is to determine the magnitude of mitigation possible in the transport sector by 2030 considering low carbon policies investigated for implementation or proposed to be implemented or in individual countries. This study is the first known attempt to compare different...

  • The world Bank
    Patankar, Archana. The Exposure, Vulnerability, and Ability to Respond of Poor Households to Recurrent Floods in Mumbai In Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty. The World Bank Group, 2015.

    This paper examines poor households in the city of Mumbai and their exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to recurrent floods. The paper discusses policy implications for future adaptive capacity, resilience, and poverty alleviation. The study focuses particularly on the poor...

  • Climate and temperature
    Desai, Vikas K., Urvi Patel, Suresh K. Rathi, Shailesh Wagle, and Hemant S. Desai. Temperature and Humidity Variability for Surat (coastal) city, India Temperature and Humidity Variability for Surat (coastal) city, India . International Journal of Environmental Science, 2015.

    Climate czars have brought up an ascent in mean surface temperature of 2oC above preindustrial levels will put the Earth in unsafe, uncharted region. Heat is less regarded as highly appreciable hazard for Indian Cities. Surat (coastal) city is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its...

  • weather and Mortality
    Desai, Vikas K., Shailesh Wagle, Suresh Kumar Rathi, Urvi Patel, Hemant S. Desai, and Kaplesh Khatri. Effect of ambient heat on all-cause mortality in the coastal city of Surat, India. Current Science, 2015.

    A wealth of information is available on extreme heat and humidity associated with mortality for cities of the developed world, but there is a dearth in the literature for coastal cities of the developing world. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of ambient heat on all-cause...

  • Report
    Brahmbhatt, Milan, and Rajat Kathuria. India - Pathways to Sustaining Rapid Development in a New Climate Economy. The New Climate Economy, 2015.

    This paper India - Pathways to Sustaining Rapid Development in a New Climate Economy by the New Climate Economy’s India Initiative argues that India’s efforts to achieve rapid, inclusive and sustainable development have been hampered in the past by pervasive inefficiencies that arise...

  • Affordable Housing Seminar
    P.S.N.Rao, Prof. Dr., and GIZ(Deutsche GmbH). Role of Real Estate Developers in Affordable Housing and Climate Change In Role of Real Estate Developers in Affordable Housing and Climate Change. Delhi: School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 2014.

    In order to facilitate sharing of ideas and learning from different private developers working in Affordable Housing in different parts of the country, a workshop was organized by School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi on November 21, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre in collaboration...

  • ACCCRN projects
    ACCCRN Projects in Surat, Indore and Gorakhpur: A Brief Summary In Urban Climate Change Resilience Strategy Projects in ACCCRN Core Cities. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2014.

    This documentation summarizes the projects undertaken by the three ACCCRN core cities in India: Surat, Indore and Gorakhpur. In Surat, formation of Climate Change Trust, setting up of End to End warning system and formation of Urban health and Climate Resilience Centre (UHCRC) are some of the...

  • Conjunctive Water Management
    Conjunctive Water Management. New Delhi, India: TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2014.

    Presently, the per capita water available in Indore is less (~100 lpcd) as compared to national norms (~135 lpcd) (CPHEEO). Recurrent water crisis, deteriorating infrastructure, high distributions losses, poor revenues and growing population have all contributed to this. Climate change...

  • DRR and Urban Toolkit
    National Disaster Management Toolkit for Urban Planning. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), 2014.

    The report is the outcome of hard work put in by multidisciplinary team, consisting of, among others, Regional Planners, Urb an Planners, Structural Engineers, Social Scientists and Economists. DDFCL appreciates NIDM for the confidence entrusted on us and provided the opportunity to work on this...

  • Environment and DRR_India
    Sharma, Dr. V. K., and Dr. Anil K. Gupta. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Environment Sector: Guidelines and Tools. National Institute of Disaster Management, 2014.

    This document is an initial step towards building in resilience in the environment sector through the identification and development of appropriate tools.This report is of global concern, It accommodates a number of reported case studies of different countries. It describes how India has taken...

  • ICT and Climate Change
    Resilient pathways: the adaptation of the ICT sector to climate change., 2014.

    The objectives of this report are to explore the impacts of climate change on the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and the potential for adaptation, including the need for new standards to be developed. Climate change has risen rapidly up the agenda of international...

  • Climate Resilience India
    Sharma, Divya, Raina Singh, and Rozita Singh. Building urban climate resilience: learning from the ACCCRN experience in India. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 2014.

    This article highlights the various methodologies adopted for the preparation of climate resilience strategy in seven cities (Surat, Indore, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Shimla, Bhubaneswar and Mysore) of India under the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) programme. It analyses...

  • GWP
    Patnership, Global Water. WASH Climate Resilient Development. Global Water Patnership, 2014.

    In 2014, GWP and UNICEF developed a Strategic Framework for WASH Climate Resilient Development. The Framework sets out the rationale and concepts for WASH climate resilient development and highlights actions that can be taken now. The target audience includes government planners, decision-makers...

  • Climate change
    The Demography of Adaptation to Climate Change. Mexico: UNFPA, IIED and El Colegio de México, 2013, 2013.

    This book represents the continuation of a process to create a foundation for adaptation that has people, now and in the future, at its centre by bringing together population dynamics and data with climate response.

    This book is intended to bring together the knowledge, methods and...

  • Adaptation made to measure
    Olivier, Julia, Timo Leiter, and Jörg Linke. Adaptation made to measure In A guidebook to the design and results-based monitoring of climate change adaptation projects. 2nd ed. Bonn, Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, 2013.

    Faced with new and rapidly expanding adaptation portfolios in most international cooperation institutions, many project managers are voicing their need for support, particularly when it comes to designing and monitoring projects which are either adaptation-related or explicit adaptation projects...

  • Renewable Energy Policy
    Renewable Energy Innovation Policy: Success Criteria and Strategies., 2013.

    Renewable energy technology (RET) innovation involves new, improved processes, as well as strategies to accelerate RET development, ranging from breakthroughs with basic technology inventions and improved research, development and deployment (RD&D) systems, to improved market mechanisms and...

  • urban risk mitigation
    Bandyopadhyay, Chandrani. Training Module on Urban Risk Mitigation. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2013.

    The impact of disasters in urban areas is exacerbated by the complexities of urban systems. While cities have provided the momentum of growth to the economy, they have also proved to be extremely vulnerable during disasters, resulting in heavy loss of life and assets.

    The training Module...

  • Cities and CC
    Broto, VanesaCastán, and . A survey of urban climate change experiments in 100 cities. Global Environmental Change, 2013.

    Cities are key sites where climate change is being addressed. Previous research has largely overlooked the multiplicity of climate change responses emerging outside formal contexts of decision-making and led by actors other than municipal governments. Moreover, existing research has largely...

  • Smarter 2020
    GeSI SMARTer 2020: The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future. Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), 2012.

    GeSI's SMARTer2020 report demonstrates how the increased use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as video conferencing and smart building management could cut the projected 2020 global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5%, amounting to $1.9 trillion in gross energy and fuel...

  • Climate Change communication
    Seeds of Knowledge: Contributing to Climate Change Solutions. United Nations Environment Programme, 2012.

    This booklet is a compilation of 24 lessons learned from the 17 UN Joint Programmes funded by the MDG-F with a focus on the environment and climate change. Each lesson learned is a history at the country-level of the challenges faced and the successes achieved in protecting the environment. Each...

  • ACCRN CS3 Urban Services Monitoring
    Urban Service Monitoring System. TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2012.

    Surat is India’s 12th largest city with a population of 4.4 million (2011 Census). The city has been growing fast: it has almost doubled in size between 2001 and 2011. The high density, the lack of safe water supply and its location on a riverside, combined with high temperatures and humidity,...

  • ICTs Climate Change
    Finlay, Alan, and Edith Adera. Application of ICTs for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities., 2012.

    The potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to help communities adapt to climate change is increasingly being recognised. This book investigates this potential in the water sector. It includes theoretical considerations for project decision making, regional explorations...

  • Disaster Resilience
    How To Make Cities More Resilient A Handbook For Local Government Leaders. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), 2012.

    A contribution to the global campaign 2010-2015 Making Cities Resilient – 'My City is Getting Ready!': 

    This handbook provides mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that...

  • Cities and Climate Change
    Cities and Climate Change: An Urgent Agenda. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2010.

    The report discusses the link between climate change and cities, why cities should be concerned about climate change and adopt early preventative policies, and how the World Bank and other organizations can provide further support to cities on climate change issues. The report is one in a series...