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  • Research Article
    Pirouz, Behrouz, Sina Shaffiee Haghshenas, Behzad Pirouz, Sami Shaffiee Haghshenas, and Patrizia Piro. Development of an Assessment Method for Investigating the Impact of Climate and Urban Parameters in Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: A New Challenge in Sustainable Development. Vol. 17. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020.

    Sustainable development has been a controversial global topic, and as a complex concept in recent years, it plays a key role in creating a favorable future for societies. Meanwhile, there are several problems in the process of implementing this approach, like epidemic diseases. Hence, in this...

  • Research Article
    Dalziel, Benjamin D., Stephen Kissler, Julia R. Gog, Cecile Viboud, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Jessica E. C. Metcalf, and Bryan T. Grenfell. Urbanization and humidity shape the intensity of influenza epidemics in U.S. cities. Vol. 362. Science , 2018.

    Influenza epidemics vary in intensity from year to year, driven by climatic conditions and by viral antigenic evolution. However, important spatial variation remains unexplained. Here we show predictable differences in influenza incidence among cities, driven by population size and structure....

  • Energy Within Environmental Constraints (Self Paced)

    Humanity faces an immense challenge: providing abundant energy to everyone without wrecking the planet. If we want a high-energy future while protecting the natural world for our children, we must consider the environmental consequences of energy production and use. But money matters too: energy...

  • Economic Survey 2017-18
    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...

  • Model RFP for Solar Rooftop
    First Draft for Request for Selection of Bidder for Implementation of Grid Connected Roof Top Solar PV System on Government Buildings in <> under the Smart Cities Mission.., 2018.

    This is a First Draft Document that can be used by cities by customizing the douments based on their requirements for Selection of Bidder for Implementation of Grid Connected Roof Top Solar PV System on Government Buildings.

  • 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...

  • Clean Fuel
    Action Plan For Clean Fuel In Report of the Task Force on Clean Fuel. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    Air pollution is one of the major man–made environmental risks to the public health. The release of various gaseous emissions and particulate matter in the air has been on the rise due to various anthropogenic emissions. To address the rising concerns of deteriorating air quality, Confederation...

  • Working Paper_ Lessons from Phallin
    Christian, Paul J., Eeshani Kandpal, Nethra Palaniswamy, and Vijayendra Rao. Safety nets and natural disaster mitigation: evidence from cyclone Phailin in Odisha. The World Bank Group, 2018.

    To what degree can vulnerability to extreme weather events be mitigated by access to a rural livelihoods program, particularly with regard to the impacts on women? This paper addresses this question through a natural experiment arising from two independent but overlapping sources of variation:...

  • Environment Statistics
    EnviStats - India 2018. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, 2018.

    With countries now on the path of the 2030 Agebda for Sustainable Dvelopment, the ambit of enviornment statistics needs to cover all components of environmental issues, from extent to quality, adaptation and mitigation measures to governance and regulation, so as to enable formulation of...

  • 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...

  • Environment Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (Self Paced)

    The objective of the entire course is to provide the learner an opportunity to get exposed to diverse disciplinary perspectives and concepts related to them. This will equip the learner to develop a holistic perspective on the subjects. Also it will guide the learner to choose the area(s) of...

  • Incentivising Disaster Resilience
    Incentives for Reducing Disaster Risk in Urban Areas. Asian Development Bank, 2018.

    Experiences in 3 case study areas in Viet Nam, Nepal, and the Philippines indicate that there is an opportunity to leverage existing incentive and/or investment programs to encourage investment in disaster risk reduction.

    The rapid growth of urban areas has often resulted...

  • Resilient Cities
    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,...

  • National Draft Forest Policy
    Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Draft National Forest Policy, 2018., 2018.

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had kept the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 in public domain for comments.

    The basic thrust of the draft National Forest Policy of 2018 is for conservation, protection and management of forests along with addressing other issues...

  • 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...

  • water Stress
    Organization, Food and Agricu. Progress on Level of Water Stress In Global baseline for SDG indicator 6.4.2 ., 2018.

    While the majority of countries scored “well below the 25% threshold of initial water stress,” around 23 countries are reported as experiencing water stress above 70%, and 15 countries “withdraw more than 100% of their renewable freshwater resources.” These results are contrasted against...

  • India cooling action plan
    India Cooling Action Plan., 2018.

    Cooling is linked with economic growth and is recognised as key for the health and well-being of people in hot climates. India is a growing economy characterized by low penetration of airconditioning, rising per capita income, rapid urbanization and a largely tropical climate, which would lead...

  • Forest Fire Prevention
    Forests and Fire : Strengthening Prevention and Management in India. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2018.

    Forest fires have distinct regional patterns, with 20 districts (not the same ones) account for 47% of fire distribution.  The presentation also pointed out that forest fires are caused by a combination of natural and social factors.  The report discusses policies on forest fire prevention and...

  • Economic Losses
    Economic Losses, Poverty & Disasters, 1998-2017., 2018.

    If development and economic growth are not risk informed, they are not sustainable and can undermine efforts to build resilience. The economic losses which often ensue from the creation of new risk or exacerbation of existing levels of risk can have a signifcant human cost.

    That human...

  • National Draft Policy Redd+
    National Redd+ Policy & Strategy. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2018.

    The National REDD+ Policy aims to provide a roadmap for building comprehensive strategies for implementing REDD+ projects and programmes effectively in the country in the context of international development in this sector. The Policy alongwith the Strategies will lead to REDD+ readiness in the...

  • Cash Transfer
    Implementing emergency cash transfers: The Philippine experience in response to the 2016/17 disasters. World Bank Group, 2018.

    Around the globe, there is an unending cycle of producing innovative policies that are relevant and responsive to today's complex problems of disaster risk reduction and mitigation. A lot of evidence is pointing to the shifting paradigm in responding to emergencies. Foremost among them is the...

  • 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...

  • Compendium
    Hudco Awards for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), 2018.

    HUDCO compendium launched on World Habitat Day, compiles award winning entries in Urban Governance, Housing, Urban Poverty & Infrastructure, Urban Transport, Environmental Managment, ENergy Conservation and Green Building, Sanitation, Urban Design and Regional Planning.

  • Data Center strengthening and DR site
    Surat Smart City Development Limited. Data Center strengthening and DR site. Surat Smart City Development Limited, 2018.

    With the increased expectations from citizens for online services and the number of eGovernance Projects, SMART city project and other large scale projects being launched by the Government and as well as Corporate clients, the Data Centre requirements are growing exponentially. In view of the...

  • 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...

  • Bhubaneswar E-Mobility Plan
    Bhubaneswar E-Mobility Plan: EoI submitted by Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services for Availing Grant under FAME. Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Service Limited, 2017.

    This proposal was submitted in response to the EoI issued by Department of Heavy Industry on 31st October 2017. 

    Bhubaneswar, through strategic investments in public transit infrastructure and last mile connectivity modes, aims to induce a shift by 20% travel to public transport by 2021....

  • 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...

  • Study on International Practices for Low Emission Zone and Congestion Charging
    Wang, Ying, Su Song, Shiyong Qiu, Lu Lu, Yilin Ma, Ziaoyi Li, and Ying Hu. Study on International Practices for Low Emission Zone and Congestion Charging In Working Paper. World Resources Institute, 2017.

    The traffic congestion and its high socioeconomic cost, brought by China’s fast urbanization, has forced the demand for congestion mitigation and emission reduction in the transport sector onto the government’s agenda. Several Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou are...

  • All Abilities Children's Park
    Concept Design: “All Abilities” Children Park. Visakhapatnam, India: Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited (GVSCCL), 2017.

    Vizag Smart City, with an aim to enhance social infrastructure for the ABD area and encourage inclusive development, has pioneered the initiative of creating a special park for “kids with special needs” under Smart City project. The adjoining presentation provides key highlights of its...

  • Air pollution graded response
    Graded Response Action Plan Per Control of Air Pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region of Delhi and Letter to EPCA. New Delhi: The Gazette of India, 2017.

    The graded measures for each source have been framed according to the AQI categories. It also takes note of the broad health advisory for each level of AQI that was adopted by the Government of India along with the AQI (See Table 1 and 2). The analysis of the past air quality trend shows that...

  • Air quality and planning
    Management, Institute of Air Qua, and Environmental Pollution UK. Land-Use Planning and Development Control: Planning for Air Quality. Environmental Protection UK, 2017.

    Environmental Protection UK, in partnership with the Institute of Air Quality Management, have produced a guidance document Land-Use Planning and Development Control: Planning for Air Quality, which replaces the 2010 EPUK Guidance document, to ensure that air quality is adequately considered in...

  • heatwave action plan
    Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan 2017. Ahmedabad, India: Amdavad Municipal Corporation, 2017.

    Climate change is leading to an increase in average temperatures and increased possibilities of severe heat waves. Extreme heat can lead to dangerous, even deadly, health consequences, including heat stress and heatstroke. The city of Ahmedabad had a major heat wave in May 2010, which led to 1,...

  • 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...

  • Park for the Disabled
    Park for the Disabled at Nalgonda 'X' Roads. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, 2017.

    This presentation provides a conceptual design of the proposed park at Nalgonda X roads in Hyderabad. 

  • Report
    Urban green space interventions and health: A review of impacts and effectiveness. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2017.

    Interventions on green space in urban settings can help address public health issues related to obesity, cardiovascular effects, mental health and well-being. However, knowledge on their effectiveness in relation to health, well-being and equity is incomplete. To explore the effectiveness of...

  • Air pollution implementation plan
    Sharma, Anisha, Arghya Sengupta, Dhvani Mehta, Debadityo Sinha, Yashaswini Mittal, and Mannat Sabhikhi. Cleaning Delhi's Air: Implementation Action Plan. Vidhi, Centre for Legal Policy, 2017.

    Using the IIT Kanpur’s Comprehensive Study on Air Pollution and Green House Gases (GHGs) in Delhi as its basis, this Action Plan suggests measures to control pollution from five major sources of air pollution in Delhi—emissions from coal-fired power plants, vehicular emissions, burning of crop...

  • Air pollution in indian cities
    Dahiya, Sunil, Lauri Myllyvirta, and Nandikesh Sivalingam. Airpocalypse: Assessment of Air Pollution in Indian Cities. Greenpeace, 2017.

    This report shows that deadly air pollution is not a problem restricted to Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) or even to India’s metros. It is a national problem that is killing 1.2 million Indians every year and costing the economy an estimated 3% of GDP. If the country’s development is...

  • Rejuvenation Of Lakes – Udaipur
    Rejuvenation Of Lakes – Udaipur In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    In the recent past, Udaipur has taken multiple steps to abate pollution of the lake and beautifcation of the lake vicinity, some of the prominent steps being:
    • The sewage discharge points closure and commissioning of sewage treatment plants
    • Prohibition of idol immersion in the...

  • 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".


  • 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...

  • Air pollution city plan
    Ahmedabad Air Information and Response Plan. Ahmedabad, India: Amdavad Municipal Corporation, 2017.

    Air pollution is a major global public health risk in cities across the world. It is one of the highestranking environmental health challenges in the world, especially in developing countries like India. Ahmedabad is one of India’s largest and fastest growing cities with a population nearly 7...

  • 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...

  • Buffer around waste
    Guidelines on the provision of buffer zone around waste processing and disposal facilities. Central Pollution Control Board, 2017.

    the Government of India through CPCB has framed these guidelines on maintaining Buffer zone including green belt around waste management facilities. These guidelines will not only facilitate the ULBs in meeting the regulatory requirements, reduce the aforesaid nuisance value of the waste...

  • 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°...

    Rees, Nicholas. Danger in the air In How air pollution can affect brain development in young children. New York: United Nations Children’s Fund, 2017.

    While all children are vulnerable to air pollution, the youngest children are most at risk. New UNICEF analysis focusing on very young children finds that almost 17 million babies (children under the age of one) live in some of the most severely affected regions of the world, where outdoor air...

  • 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...

  • Action plan for Air Quality
    Air Action Plan – Abatement of Air Pollution in the Delhi National Capital Region. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2017.

    In order to address air pollution, a High Level Task Force has been set up under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary to PM. The task force has formulated a draft action agenda.


    Comments Invited on  Air Action Plan – Abatement of Air Pollution in the Delhi National Capital...

  • 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...

    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....

  • Framework for Development of Environment statistics1
    Framework for Development of Environment statistics2
    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations. Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013). Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations, 2017.

    This publication presents the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013), which is the revised version of the original FDES published in 1984 by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). The United Nations Statistical Commission, at its forty-first session (23-26...

  • 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...

  • Renewable Energy in Cities
    Renewable Energy in Cities. Abu Dhabi: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2016.

    The transition to renewables cuts across the entire urban energy landscape, from buildings to transport, to industry and power. Renewables can bring tremendous benefits to cities, including cleaner air, modern services and improved living spaces. At the same time, cities are crucial to the world...

  • India Habitat III National Report 2016
    India Habitat III National Report 2016. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2016.

    The India National Report is a sequel to resolution 24/14 of the UN Habitat Governing Council, adopted in its twentyfourth session by which the Council invited its member states to prepare national reports on the “implementation of the Habitat-II agenda and of the other relevant internationally...

  • Smart Parks
    Smart Parks: Guideline No. 3.1, (iv)., 2016.

    Preserving and developing parks, playgrounds and recreational spaces in order to enhance the quality of life of its citizens, reduce the urban heat effects in ‘Areas’ and generally promote eco-balance (Guideline No. 3.1, iv). Such Smart Parks should have some key components, which are given....

  • Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development
    Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development: Analysis and Policy Recommendations from the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport. United Nations, 2016.

    The High-Level Advisory Group promotes a tailored ‘Avoid-Shift-Improve’ approach as a useful framework for assessing transport measures and for taking action in support of sustainable passenger and freight transport. Applying these principles will promote a combination of multimodal, collective-...

  • Air pollution solutions for Delhi_TERI
    Ramanathan, V., I. H. Rehman, and S. Sharma. Breathing Cleaner Air: Ten Scalable Solutions for Indian Cities., 2016.

    The report detailes a set of ten scalable solutions to clean the air. It was synthesized with the available data on sources of air pollution, its transport over long distances, its impact on public health, food production, regional climate, to arrive at the solutions that can significantly help...

  • ACCCRN factsheet_ Urban Flooding
    Urban Flooding, India - Urban Climate Change Factsheets In India - Urban Climate Change Fact Sheets. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    Urban floods are a result of inadequate or poor maintenance of storm water drains, improper planning, encroachment on drains and water bodies, occupation of low lying areas, modification of catchments, and climate change. This fact sheet discusses the causes, impacts and suggests solutions for...

  • Bses on Solar
    Alla, Kiran Kumar. Presentation on Rooftop Solar Initiatives. BSES, 2016.

    This presentation is part of the Conference on Rooftp Solar Power in India 20 November 2016 by MNRE, New Delhi. Presented by Kiran Kumar Alla representing BSES Rajdhani. She gives Solar RPO Roadmap of BRPL, the Capabilities to be developed and the path forward for India.

  • Electric Buses in India
    Electric Buses in India: Technology, Policy and Benefits. Seoul, South Korea: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), 2016.

    The report is a reference document, which has the potential to catalyze deployment of electric vehicles in India, especially in light of several recent policy initiatives by Government of India (GoI). Key insights and findings from this special report would also be relevant for other countries,...

  • Revival of Mangasagar Lake_ ACCCRN
    Revival of Mansagar Lake, Jaipur: A Case study In Urban Climate Change Resilience Strategy Projects in ACCCRN Core Cities. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    The aesthetic importance of water bodies be it natural or man-made, is well established. Their significance in urban landscape is even more since water bodies like lakes, reservoirs, ponds act as sponge in the event of heavy rainfall spells, recharge aquifers or augment raw water availability at...

  • land slides_ ACCCRN Factsheet
    Landslides, India - Urban Climate Change fact Sheets In India - Urban Climate Change Fact Sheets. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2016.

    Landslides occur due to a number of complex factors. However, researchers believe that heavy rains are one of the major causal factors for landslide. The climate scientists and IPCC Working Group I reports that more extreme weather with heavy rainfall is expected in future. This implies that...

  •  Repowering-Policy-of-the-Wind-Power-Projects
    Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Ministry of New & Renewable Energy hereby releases the Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects for information of the stakeholders and general public.

  • Electric Vehicles
    Wolfram, Paul. Electric vehicles: Literature review of technology costs and carbon emissions In Working Paper 2016-14, Edited by Nic Lutsey. International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), 2016.

    This paper aims to inform the debate over how electric vehicle technology could fit into a lower-carbon 2020–2030 new vehicle fleet in Europe by collecting, analyzing, and aggregating the available research literature on the underlying technology costs and carbon emissions.


  • Heat Waves Fact sheet
    Heat Waves, India-Urban Climate Change fact sheets In India - Urban Climate Change Fact Sheets. NIUA, 2016.

    India falls in tropical and subtropical zones and receives plenty of sunshine throughout the year.  Some periods of summer season in India, are exceptionally hot. Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent globally due to climate change...

  • Disaster Management plan
    National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). New Delhi: National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, 2016.

    National Disaster Manangement Plan aims to make India Disaster resilient. It will help to maximize the ability of the country to cope with diasters at all levels by integrating disaster risk reduction into development and by increasing the prepardness to repond to all kinds of disasters.


  • Plastic Waste Management
    Plastic Waste Management Rules (in Hindi and English)., 2016.

    To give thrust on plastic waste minimization, source segregation, recycling, involving waste pickers, recyclers and waste processors in collection of plastic waste fraction either from households or any other source of its generation or intermediate material recovery facility and adopt polluter’...

  •  E Waste
    E-Waste (Management) Rules. The Gazette of India, 2016.

    These rules shall apply to every manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centres, dealers, e-retailer, refurbisher, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment...

  • ECC concord
    Creating Infrastructure for a Better Tommorrow In ECC Concord (L& T Journal). Vol. 39. L&T Construction, 2016.

    Interestingly, two of the projects that are featured in this issue of ‘ECC Concord’ are the kind of steps that need to be taken in multifold to address India’s heat woes. As the country bakes under a blazing sun, it makes eminent sense to capture, store and use Solar power for the good of all....

  • ISA working paper
    Kumar, Mr. Ashish. Exim Bank Working Paper on International Solar Alliance : Nurturing Possibilities, Edited by Mr. Rahul Mazumdar. Export-Import Bank of India, 2016.

    The Government of India along with like-minded partner countries have conceived the International Solar Alliance as a coalition of 121 solar resource rich countries lying within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn with the objective of harnessing solar energy that these countries are endowed...

  • 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...

  • Low Emission Vehicles
    Good Practice Guide - Low Emission Vehicles. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Transportation is one of the most significant contributors to global climate change, accounting for 27% of global CO2 emissions. With the expected addition of 2 billion cars globally by 2050, transport-related emissions are projected to grow between 120% and 230%. Much of this increase will be...

  • Urban solutions 8
    Building with Nature In Urban Solution, Issue 8. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, once said, “A blighted urban jungle of concrete destroys the human spirit.” This issue of Urban Solutions, with a special focus on “Building with Nature”, explores how nature enhances a city’s liveability.

    Our experts set the...

  • Carsharing
    Lane, Clayton, Heshuang Zeng, Chhavi Dhingra, and Aileen Carrigan. Carsharing: A Vehicle for Sustainable Mobility in Emerging Markets?. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute , 2016.

    A snapshot of carsharing in emerging markets in 2015: where it is, where it has come from, and where it's going.

    Carsharing grew from 6 carsharing operators (CSOs) in emerging economies in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015. Research from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities tracks rapid...

  • 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...

  • Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities

    About this course: This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-...

  • SOP for swachh parks
    Swachh Parks, Standard Operating Procedures., 2016.

    Standard Operating Procedures for ‘Swachh Parks' has being released, which lays out the infrastructure norms, assessment & inspection procedures and checklists, and sanitation and waste management best practices to be followed in parks.

  • Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India
    Delivering a Sustainable Financial System in India., 2016.

    Financing India’s goals for inclusive and sustainable growth requires the mobilization of additional lowcost, long-term capital. Raising incomes for the 800 million people living on less than US$2 per day, generating livelihoods for the 12 million people entering the workforce every year and...

  • SWM rules 2016
    Solid Waste Management Rules., 2016.

    These rules shall apply to every urban local body, outgrowths in urban agglomerations, census towns as declared by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, notified areas, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, airports, airbases, Ports and...

  • Electric Vehicles in Europe
    Electric Vehicles in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.

    This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electric passenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now available on the market, how each type works, and their...

  • Energy Trilemma WEC
    Wyman, Oliver. 2016 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems., 2016.

    The Energy Trilemma Index provides policymakers with a tool for doing so. It comparatively ranks 125 countries’ energy performance in order of how well they address the Council’s widely-used definition of energy sustainability, which is based on three core dimensions: energy...

  • Gujarat _ earthquake action Plan1
    Gujarat _ earthquake action Plan2
    Gujarat _  tsunami action Plan
    State level Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Management Plans. Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, 2016.

    Till the 2001 earthquake, whenever a disaster occurred, the State Government had only one document i.e. the Relief Manual for undertaking the relief measures. Contingency Plans were available only for cyclone and flood.

    Now, the State Government has prepared comprehensive State Level...

  • Cleaning Singapore
    Cleaning a Nation: Cultivating a Healthy Living Environment In Urban Systems Studies. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2016.

    The story often told about the cleaning and greening of Singapore is that it was done mainly for the purpose of attracting international business and investments. In the city-state’s early days as a newly independent country in the late 1960s, Singapore’s rapid industrialisation and economic...

  • Heatwave plans
    National Disaster Management Authority. Guidelines for Preparation of Action Plan – Prevention and Management of Heat - Wave. National Disaster Management Authority , 2016.

    Heat Wave Guidelines aims to facilitate the stakeholders in preparing a Heat Wave Management Plan by providing insight into the heat related illness and the necessary mitigative and response actions to be undertaken. It will also help in mobilization and coordination of various departments,...

  • 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...

  • Early Warning System Surat
    End to End Early Warning System for Ukai and Local Floods in Surat City. TARU Leading Edge Pvt.Ltd., 2016.

    Surat, located at the mouth of Tapi River, has most of its catchment area lying in high variability rainfall zone. Post 1970, the city witnessed increased demand for water (e.g. industrial) and new developments along flood plain which in turn reduced the flow, leaving dam managers with no choice...

  • 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...

  • River restoratation
    Speed, Robert, Li Yuanyuan, David Tickner, Huang Huojian, Robert J. Naiman, Cao Jianting, Lei Gang, Yu Lili, Paul Sayers, Zhao Zhongnan et al. River Restoration: A Strategic Approach to Planning and Management. Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2016.

    This book has been drafted as part of an extended dialogue that took place between 2012 and 2015, between a team of international experts led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and a Chinese policy team led by the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (GIWP...

  • World Bank_CC_and poor
    Hallegatte, Stephane, Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Mook Bangalore, and Julie Rozenberg. Unbreakable: Building Resilience of the poor in the Face of Natural Disasters. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2016.

    Compared to their wealthier counterparts, poor people are more likely to live in fragile housing in disaster-prone areas, and work in sectors dangerously susceptible to extreme weather events, like farming and agriculture. They also receive much less government and community support for recovery...

  • Urban Green Spaces and Health
    Urban Green Spaces and Health: A Review of Evidence. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016.

    This report summarizes the available evidence of beneficial effects of urban green spaces, such as improved mental health, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Mechanisms leading to these health benefits include...

  • Global Air quality
    United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP). Actions on Air Quality. United Nations Environment Programme, 2016.

    Recognising the growing global threat of air pollution, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted resolution 1/7: Strengthening the Role of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Promoting Air Quality in June 2014. UNEP was requested to make an overview of the actions...

  • 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
    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
    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/...

  • SWM during disaster
    Municipal Solid Waste Management in Crisis and Post-Crisis Setting. New York: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016.

    This guidance note aims to support Government counterparts and strengthen UNDP Country Offices’ and implementing partners’ capacities to plan, design and implement projects for municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in crisis or post-crisis settings, as part of UNDP’s early recovery response....

  • 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.


  • Experiment with Air purifiers
    Vyas, Sangita, Nikhil Srivastav, and Dean Spears. An Experiment with Air Purifiers in Delhi during Winter 2015-2016. PLOS One, 2016.

    Particulate pollution has important consequences for human health, and is an issue of global concern. Outdoor air pollution has become a cause for alarm in India in particular because recent data suggest that ambient pollution levels in Indian cities are some of the highest in the world. We...

  • 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...

  • PhD thesis
    Ruggiero, Karena, , and Barry W. Golden. A Criteria-Based Evaluation of Environmental Literacy Plans in the United States. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016.

    In response to the lack of formalized environmental education in the United States, 48 states are in the process of developing Environmental Literacy Plans (ELP) through their state environmental education organization (SEEO). The North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE)...

  • The State of City Climate Finance
    The State of City Climate Finance. New York: The Cities Climate Finance Alliance (CCFLA), 2015.

    This is the inaugural report of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), a coalition of cities, banks, national governments and civil society organizations with the aim of accelerating and scaling up climate related finance for the world’s cities. Today’s financing landscape does...

  • Gender Sensitive Transport Planning
    Mahadevia, Darshini. Gender Sensitive Transport Planning for Cities in India In Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2015.

    This research report presents status, issues and policy recommendations with regards to gender and mobility in urban India. This study was a part of larger project on Sustainable Low Carbon Mobility in India.

  • A Global High Shift Cycling Scenario
    Mason, Jacob, Lew Fulton, and Zane McDonald. A Global High Shift Cycling Scenario: The Potential for Dramatically Increasing Bicycle and E-bike Use in Cities Around the World, with Estimated Energy, CO2, and Cost Impacts., 2015.

    Cycling plays a major role in personal mobility around the world, but it could play a much bigger role. Given the convenience, health benefits, and affordability of bicycles, they could provide a far greater proportion of urban passenger transportation, helping reduce energy use and CO2...

  • 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...

  • Cities Provide Transformational Opportunity To Reduce Risk Accumulation
    Cities Provide Transformational Opportunity To Reduce Risk Accumulation. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    This paper is an attempt to analyse the current status of risk in India – how is risk defined, where is it concentrated and what are the current institutional and policy gaps – which if addressed holistically, can build a more resilient society. The primary objective is to identify policy...

  • Cities Provide A Transformational Opportunity To Reduce Risk Accumulation
    Cities Provide A Transformational Opportunity To Reduce Risk Accumulation In Policy Brief. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    India is one of the more vulnerable and high-risk countries in the world. Disaster loss is rising every year with grave consequences for the survival, dignity and livelihood of individuals, particularly the poor, and poses a severe setback to hard-won development gains. Growing concentrations of...

  • Lessons for cyclone Preperation from Hudhud
    Strategies and Lessons for Comparing Better & Strengthening Risk in Coastal Regions of India. New Delhi, India: National Distater Management Authority, Government of India, 2015.

     HUDHUD a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) hit the east coast at Vishakhapatnam on 12th Oct, 2014. Although it was not the most severe cyclone that hit the Indian coast, however, it has been the most devastating one in recent times which made landfall in an urban area. Its ‘eye’, lay...

  • 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...

  • Urban Dialogue with Prof Santosh Kumar on (Apr 2015)
    Urban Dialogue with Prof Santosh Kumar on (Apr 2015)
    Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Scenario: Challenges for South Asia

    The scale of urbanisation in South Asia has already surpassed the provision of infrastructure. The preparedness to cope up and address emergencies are highly short of the desired requirements. Climate change and its impact is further dragging cities into new vortex of risk. The talk by ...

  • 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.

  • Action Plan for MSW Management
    Action Plan for management of Municipal Solid Waste (Draft). New Delhi, India: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), 2015.

    It has been a fact that cities and towns are littered with garbage (MSW) and giving ugly look at many places in the city / town. Only important locations of a city or towns are maintained and leaving many other places chocking with uncollected waste. The collected waste is disposed on un-...

  • 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...

  • Urbanisation in India and the Environment
    "Urbanisation in India and the Environment." In Policy Brief. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Human Settlements, 2015.

    About 31 per cent of India’s population lived in areas defined as urban, and this proportion could be as high as 50–60 per cent if more flexible descriptions were used. How can urban India simultaneously improve living conditions and fulfil developmental priorities in an environmentally...

  • 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...

  • Streets for All Toolkit
    Mulukutla, Pawan, Sarika Panda, and Andrew Diaz. Streets for All Toolkit., 2015.

    The Streets for All initiative is a sustained community movement towards the provision of better and safer walking and cycling infrastructure in our city. It provides a platform for engagement between government, media, NGOs, technocrats and the community, in order to jointly develop workable...

  • 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...

  • State Disaster Management Plan
    Assam State Distater Management Plan. Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 2015.

    Section 23 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 provides that there shall be a Disaster Management Plan for every state. The State Plan shall be prepared by the State Executive Committee and shall be approved by the State Authority. This plan is prepared under the provisions outlined in the...

  • Uttrakhand Disaster management plan
    State Disaster Management Action Plan for the State of Uttarakhand. Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre, Uttarakhand Secretariat, 2015.

    The main vision of this document is to initiate coordinated efforts to have an effective disaster management strategy for the State, which will minimize the impact of future disasters. The ultimate vision is to build safer communities through improved disaster risk management

  • Earthquake mangement plan 1
    Earthquake mangement plan 2
    Earthquake Management Plan. Gandhinagar, India: Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, 2015.

    Till the 2001 earthquake, whenever a disaster occurred, the State Government had only one document i.e. the Relief Manual for undertaking the relief measures. Contingency Plans were available only for cyclone and flood.

    Now, the State Government has prepared comprehensive State Level...

  • Status note on Solar Cities
    Status note on Solar Cities1
    Development of Solar City Programme, Status Note on Solar Cities (As on 15.09.2015). New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2015.

    The Ministry has launched a Scheme on “Development of Solar Cities”: under which a total of 60 cities/towns are proposed to be supported for development as “Solar/ Green Cities”. At least one city in each State to a maximum of five cities in a State may be supported by the Ministry. The cities...

  • 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...

  • DRR and health
    Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reducation into Health: Strategies, Methodologies & Tools. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2015.

    This report examines the two way relationship between heath and disaster. It brings together all health related policies in India. Then it tries to explain how health and diaster can be intergrated. What would be the frameworks, policies and plans that would be required? Further it tries to...

  • ICT for disaster reduction
    City of Calgary: Using Data to Predict and Mitigate Floods. California : OSIsoft, 2015.

    Spring rains and snowmelt pour into the rivers and reservoirs that feed the Calgary’s water supply. As a result, downtown businesses and residents are faced with unpredictable floods that could do millions of dollars of damage. Read in this case study why the city turned to the PI System from...

  • 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,...

  • Air pollution case studies
    Union, International Gas. Case Studies In Improving Urban Air Quality. International Gas Union, 2015.

    In the run up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations culminating in Paris in December 2015, there has been a great deal of high-level global political focus on the issue of climate change. As air quality problems in cities from Beijing to New Delhi become...

  • 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...

  • Metro and air pollution
    Goel, Deepti, and Sonam Gupta. The effect of metro expansions on air pollution in Delhi. World Bank Group, 2015.

    The Delhi Metro (DM) is a mass rapid transit system serving the National Capital Region of India. It is also the world’s first rail project to earn carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nations for reductions in CO2 emissions. Did the DM also lead to localized...

  • Urban Transport and Environment
    Urban Transport and Environment2
    UrbanTransport and Environment (Reference Guide + Training Module). Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    Impactys on the environment are the very core of any discussion about more sustainability in the urban transport sector. This Module therefore takes a closer look at the negative consequences of transportation on the natural environment and human well being, and outlines measures to address...

  • EIA and Housing
    Dutta, Venkatesh, and Vivek Kumar Tiwari. Environmental Impact Assessment of Housing Colonies in Lucknow City, India with Special Reference to Land Capability and Spatial Development Using AHP and GIS., 2015.

    In the absence of proper assessment of environmental significance of ongoing housing projects in India’s developing cities, the living standards of urban and rural area are fast deteriorating. Poor performance has been noticed in the follow-up activities in environmental impact assessment (EIA...

  • Environmental Diplomacy
    Pisupati, Balakrishna. South-South Cooperation and Environmental Diplomacy. Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE) Chennai, India , 2015.

    The nature and style of India’s engagement in enhancing cooperation with countries across the world is an interesting area of focus for many people working on issues of diplomacy during the recent months. Certainly there is enhanced level of interest in India to work with neighboring countries...

  • 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...

  • Flood Disaster in India
    Tripathi, Prakash. Flood Disaster in India: An Analysis of trend and Preparedness. Ambedkar University, 2015.

    Flood has been considered as one of the most recurring and frequent disaster in the world. Due to recurrent prevalence, the economic loss and life damage caused by the flood has put more burdens on economy than any other natural disaster. India also has continuously suffered by many flood events...

  • 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...

  • National Mission on Sustainable Habitat: Adaptation and Mitigation Measures In the field of Water Supply & Sanitation
    National Mission on Sustainable Habitat: Adaptation and Mitigation Measures In the field of Water Supply & Sanitation. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2014.

    The National Mission on Sustainable Habitat (NMSH) is one of the eight National Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) released by Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2008 to address the issues arising out of climate change viz. adaptation and mitigation. The Central Public...

  • 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...

  • Managing Secondary Cities: Cities Alliance
    Roberts, Brian H.. Managing Systems of Secondary Cities. Brussels, Belgium: Cities Alliance, 2014.

    Secondary cities have recently become the subject of renewed interest by scholars and international development organisations. Today they are no longer defined by population size, but rather by their functionality and connectivity with global and national systems of cities, which has a...

  • Background paper on Solar Cities
    Background Paper on Solar Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2014.

    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had launched a program on “Development of Solar Cities” in February 2008. The programme has been modified /revised vide no. 5/4/2013-14/SC dated 17th January 2014 for implementation during the 12th Five Year Plan. The Solar City aims at minimum 10%...

  • Presentation on Solar PV
    Grid-connected SPV Rooftop systems. Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2014.

    This brief presentation gives an overview of India roadmap for Solar power, concept of Grid-connected SPV Rooftop systems and how the government conceptualises to tread on this roadmap with respect to Solar PV installations.



  • DRR and Housing
    Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction In Housing Sector. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2014.

    This report has been prepared in response to the assignment given by the National Institute of Disaster Management to develop strategies/guidelines/tools for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the housing sector in India. The report covers the whole gamut of issues of the housing sector....

  • 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...

  • DRR in development Planning
    Mainstreaming DRR in Development Planning: Training Module. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2014.

    The programme goal is to create a critical mass of champions of mainstreaming DRR in development planning in India at the national and State Government levels.


    • To help the participants know about the global initiatives, experiences and debates in DRR mainstreaming in...

  • Low cost long term debt for energy
    Low cost long term debt for energy1
    Konda, Charith, Gireesh Shrimali, and Sandhya Srinivasan. Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Instruments to Provide Low-cost, Long-term Debt. Climate Policy Initiative, 2014.

    The government of India plans to more than double the renewable energy capacity installed in the country from 25 GW in 2012 to 55 GW by 2017. However, renewable energy is still approximately 52-129% more expensive than conventional power (CPI, 2014b). In our previous work (CPI, 2012), we found...

  • CPI_federal Policies that work1
    CPI_federal Policies that work1
    Shrimali, Gireesh, Shobhit Goel, Sandhya Srinivasan, and David Nelson. Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Which Federal Policies can be Most Effective?. Climate Policy Initiative, 2014.

    The Government of India has set ambitious targets for renewable energy — a doubling of existing renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017. However, unsubsidized renewable energy is still 52-129% more expensive than conventional power, and requires policy support. This policy support is...

  • Air quality Index
    Board, Central Pollution. National Air Quality Index. New Delhi: Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change) Government of India, 2014.

    Awareness of daily levels of air pollution is important to the citizens, especially for those who suffer from illnesses caused by exposure to air pollution. Further, success of a nation to improve air quality depends on the support of its citizens who are well-informed about local and national...

  • Air quality and local area Planning
    London, IES. Air Quality and Planning in Local Authorities. IES London, 2014.

    In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory responsibility for the management of local air quality, including the requirement to regularly review and assess ambient air quality standards and objectives as prescribed by national regulation. Many guidelines and tools have been developed to...

  • 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...

  • Urban Green guidelines
    Urban Greening Guidelines, 2014. New Delhi, India: Town and Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2014.

    Urban Greening Guidelines, 2014 is the outcome of blatant and random concretization of pavements in Indian cities. Of late, a number of Urban Development Authorities and Urban Local Bodies have undertaken large scale concretization of pavements which has resulted in destruction of a large number...

  • 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...

  • Conservation and Restoration of Water Bodies in Urban Areas
    Conservation and Restoration of Water Bodies in Urban Areas. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2013.

    Water is the most discussed and debated topic all over the world and a plethora of treaties and conventions have eulogized its sustainable uses. It has been around since time immemorial. While the quantity of freshwater has remained constant, continually recycled through the atmosphere and back...

  • Sustainable Korean Cities
    Kwon, Prof. Taejung, and Dr. Kwangik Wang. Sustainable Development of National Territory In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy. Vol. 5. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer by KRIHS detailes the framework of sustainable National Territory Development, the policies to Promote Sustainable National Territory Development. It discusses the Low-Carbon Green Cities for Sustainable National Territory Development and the Best Practices for Low-Carbon Green...

  • Case Study
    Urban Community based micro resilience model of exposed to climate and hydro-meterological risks. Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, 2013.

    City Resilience Strategy provided intervention framework to identify climate change risks and vulnerability of communities in Gorakhpur. Drinking water, sanitation, drainage, solid waste and health systems and services in city fail very often under climate stressed conditions. Large numbers of...

  • Compendium of Environment
    Compendium Environment Statistics India 2013. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, 2013.

    Compendium on Environment Staistics India provides detailed statistics on five core parameters namely, bio-diversity, atmosphere, land/soil, water and human settlement suggested by the Framework for Development of Environment Statistics (FDES) of United Nations Statistical Division in 1984. The...

  • Water Resource Management Korea
    Koun, Dr. Hyungjoon. Water Resource Management In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Chongwon Kim. Vol. 6. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer from KRIHS, explains the issues related to water mangement in Korea, followed by water management policy that the state adopted. It also details the systems and the programs installed for water management and their implications.

  • 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...

  • EIA in transport
    Toolkit on Environmental Analysis – Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2013.

    ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment’ aim to integrate environmental concerns in the process of planning, implementng and managing urban transport infrastructure aand services.

    At the strategic level, SEA needs to be conducted for city transport/mobility...

  • Cost of Environment Damage
    India - Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges : An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources. World Bank Group, 2013.

    This report provides estimates of social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution, including particulate matter and lead; (ii) inadequate water supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene; (iii) indoor air pollution; and four...

  • 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...

  • Case Study
    Making Mobility a Part of the Housing Development Practice - A Market Approach In Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework - Case Study Series. India: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2012.

    The study aims to assess and promote good practice policies that help countries encourage private sector investment in low-carbon climate-resilient infrastructure. The present case study, prepared by EMBARQ India, was developed for the OECD Roundtable Discussion on “Mobilising Private Investment...

  • 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,...

  • Exhaust Emissions of Transit Buses
    Cooper, Erin, Magdala Arioli, Aileen Carrigan, and Umang Jain. Exhaust Emissions of Transit Buses: Sustainable Urban Transportation Fuels and Vehicles In Working Paper., 2012.

    As part of EMBARQ’s Sustainable Urban Transportation Fuels and Vehicles (SUTFV) program funded by FedEx, this report compiles a large data set of in-use transit bus emissions...

  • 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...

  • Managing Natural World Heritage
    Cities, UNESCO World Heri. The World Heritage Resource Manual Series. Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2012.

    The goal of this Resource Manual is to help State Parties to manage natural values within World Heritage properties. As such it is aimed at natural and mixed World Heritage properties as well as cultural landscapes.

    Natural World Heritage sites are inscribed because of their superlative...

  • Cities and flooding
    Jha, Abhas K., Robin Bloch, and Jessica Lamond. Cities and Flooding : A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2012.

    The guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide embodies the state-of-the...

  • Geoinformatics applications Disaster management
    Geoinformatics Applications in Disaster Management: Training Module. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, 2012.

    This training module on Geoinformatics Applications in Disaster Management has been prepared for developing the capacity of technical professionals and disaster managers to optimally use Space Technology, Remote Sensing & GPS, GIS coupled with internet mapping services to manage disasters in...

  • Air pollution monitoring
    Metropolitan Advisories for Cities for Sports and Tourism. Pune: Indian Institute of Tropical Meterology, Pune, 2012.

    The current report discusses in detail about one of the components “System of Air quality Forecasting and research (SAFAR) of the overall broader mission document of the ministry’s 12th 5-year plan scheme “Metropolitan Advisories for Cities for Sports, Tourism (Metropolitan Air Quality and...

  • 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...

  • zero waste in industries
    Curran, T., and I.D. Williams. A zero waste vision for industrial networks in Europe. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2011.

    ‘ZeroWIN’ (Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks – is a five year project running 2009–2014, funded by the EC under the 7th Framework Programme. Project ZeroWIN envisions industrial networks that have eliminated...

  • 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...

  • Lake Conservation and Mangement
    Conservation and Management of Lakes- An Indian Perspective. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2010.

    Government of India opertionalized National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) in closed collaboration with concerned State Government during the year 1985/86. Under the programme 115 wetlands have been identified till now by the Ministry which requires urgent conservation and management...

  • National Lake conservation Plan
    Guidelines for National Lake Conservation Plan. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, 2008.

    Ministry of Environment and Forests has been implementing the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) since 2001 for conservation and management of polluted and degraded lakes in urban and semi-urban areas. The major objectives of NLCP include encouraging and assisting state Governments for...

  • Tsunami Shelter guidelines
    Arya, Anand S., and Ankush Agarwal. Guidelines for Design and Construction of Cyclone/Tsunami Shelters. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, 2006.

    Cyclones are destructive because of their associated long duration high rotatory winds, very heavy rainfall and storm surge. It is more so when they strike coasts of countries/states bordering the North Bay of Bengal. In the past, 21 out of 24 cyclones with large loss of lives (human deaths...

  • Green Infrastructure
    Green Infrastructure: Managing Storm Water in NYC In Green Infrastructure Education Module. New York City: NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

    About NYC Department of Environmnetal Protection:

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous...