Rajkot Becomes First Indian City to Pilot Global Urban Cooling Action Plan

A customised methodology is being developed for the city, in partnership with the UNEP-led Cool Coalition, which plans to coordinate and integrate municipality-led action on extreme heat and sustainable cooling.

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TUFAN: Thane’s Pilot-Scale Flood Warning System Augments City’s Climate Resilience

Thane city has implemented an early warning system called the Thane Urban Flood Alert Network (TUFAN), to help better address incidence of waterlogging and flooding in the city through the Urban-LEDS II project.

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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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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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  • CORRIGENDUM: Extension of Time for submission of proposal for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Solar Powered Water Vending Machines and Sensor based Handwashing Station in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh under ReCAP21 - Uploaded on 21 October 2021

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  • Terms of Reference for Supply, installation, testing, commissioning and operation maintenance services of the online continuous sensors with data logger and telemetry for groundwater monitoring at the selected schools of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Nagpur, Maharashtra under ‘Accelerating climate action through the promotion of Urban Low Emission Development Strategies (Urban-LEDS II)’

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Rajkot

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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