ICLEI Building Clean and Efficient Cities in Indiaby Emma Timboy-Pickering
View a 10-minute summary of a three-year undertaking, the Urban Climate Project: Building Clean and Efficient Cities (UCP). This short documentary highlights the actions developed by a joint initiative of ICLEI, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and the U.S. Department of State: Asia Pacific Partnership.
Through the UCP, ICLEI assisted two Indian cities, Rajkot and Coimbatore, to implement green and energy-efficient infrastructure projects and pilot demonstrations. The UCP process involved measuring the greenhouse gas emissions from the two cities, and then working with the cities to help implement projects and pilot demonstrations. The two cities are now serving as models in a replicate process for over 60 other cities in India as well as cities throughout the developing world.