ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia is the implementing agency for the Capacity Building Project on Low Carbon and Climate Resilience City Development in India (CapaCITIES). CapaCITIES is a multi-year cooperation project between Switzerland and four Indian cities aiming at strengthening the capacities of city authorities to plan and implement measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to cope with the effects of a changing climate in an integrated manner.
Indian cities are challenged by the growing demand for infrastructure due to rapid urbanization. The impact of climate change is exacerbating the existing situation. Climatic phenomena such as increased precipitation, heat stress, and extreme weather events are increasingly having an impact on people, infrastructure and systems within cities.
To address this, the CapaCITIES project intends to develop a climate action plan for integrating climate concerns in city development. In order to develop the action plan, it is important to build evidence of changing climate patterns, forecast future scenarios and assess the climate exposure in the four project cities. Through the project, city level and local region level climate profiles for Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur will be developed. The study to develop these climate profiles will include trend analysis of past climatic events with regard to rainfall, temperature and humidity, development of intensity, duration and frequency curves for 2 years, 10 years and 100 years based on historic data and forecasting climate data (2035 and 2050). A detailed ToR for the selection of the expert to carry out the study has been developed and the process of invitation of technical and financial bids has been initiated.
The TOR can be found here (link for ToR).