ALP Forum 2021 Commences with Deliberations on IPCC Report and Net-Zero Targets

The Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) Forum 2021 commenced on August 23, 2021, with a virtual gathering of about 225 participants and an array of expert speakers.

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No “one size fits all” solution for long-term climate goals, Need for Immediate strategies and NDCs

The second plenary session of the ALP Forum 2021 focused on “Long-term strategies for raising NDC ambition."

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KASpaces 10-Nation Webinar Series Puts Focus on Sustainable Solutions for Urban Development

The webinars – organised in Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Cambodia – focus on sustainable solutions for urban development, including issues of internal migration, climate resilience, affordable housing, open spaces and sustainable transport, linked to the Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CapaCITIES Project Cities get Star Ratings under ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework

Three CapaCITIES partner cities feature in the top 9 performing cities which have been awarded a 4-star rating. These cities are – Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Vadodara.

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New Project to Support Four Delhi-NCR Municipal Corporations in Improving Air Quality

ICLEI South Asia, with support from Clean Air Fund, will help four municipal corporations to improve air quality.

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Warangal, Surat selected for Alliance+ ICLEI Developing Plastic Waste-Free Cities Programme

Nine Indian and 13 Southeast Asian cities had submitted expressions of interest, which were evaluated on the basis of technical, institutional, and financial parameters before the final five cities were shortlisted

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CDKN Asia, TARU Develop Knowledge Materials on Heat Resilience and Disaster Preparedness

Under the CDKN Knowledge Accelerator programme, TARU Leading Edge Pvt. Ltd. has developed a City Heat Resilience Toolkit to sensitise and capacitate urban local bodies on risks and impacts of excessive heat events.

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

ICLEI South Asia organised two online sessions, with support from the Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) and Bernard van Leer Foundation, as part of a closure workshop to share the learnings from the Urban95 programme Phase I in Udaipur.

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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

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  • TOR for Developing two visually appealing illustrated and annotated map posters showing the natural assets of Jammu and Srinagar under the INTERACT-Bio Project

  • Re-Advertisement - TOR for Developing Comprehensive Audio-Video Public Outreach Content under Accelerating climate action through the promotion of Urban Low Emission Development Strategies (Urban-LEDS II) Project in Bangladesh

  • TOR (Extension of deadline) Hiring a Senior Technical Expert (Power/Energy Storage) for an assessment study on promotion and adoption of Battery Energy Storage in two Indian cities



Rajkot, an industrial town famous for its foundry and machine tools industry, is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat. It is also a trade centre for the region and is located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers in the peninsular Saurashtra region. Besides being one of the cleanest cities of India, Rajkot has been making headlines for proving itself to be a climate pioneer.

Rajkot is now the first city in South Asia to be declared compliant with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) requirements. The city has bagged all four badges awarded by the GCOM; the committed, mitigation, adaptation, and compliant badges, having undertaken all the required actions to embark on an ambitious climate-resilient growth path, based on the submission made to the CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System in 2020.

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