This project is now concluded.
Recognising the significance of local governments in the formulation of appropriate climate mitigation and adaptation actions, this project seeks to help local governments in the region understand the impact of city-level carbon emissions and develop a regional consensus on local action plans via a network formed as a result of international negotiation processes on climate change in 2012.
Some outcomes of the project include City Energy Status Reports and a Carbon Emission Inventory for 54 large South Asian cities; and a platform for local governments to generate a South Asian consensus on global environmental goals in the post-2012 period.
The project develops city action plans as a guiding framework for addressing climate change issues at the local level. Also, a delegation comprising of local leaders from South Asia linked to the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC) was formed to lead international negotiation processes at the COP 14 and the recent COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.
July, 2008 – February 2010