Climate Centre for Cities

The Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) has been established at NIUA to createsynergy across all climate actions which are being undertaken in Indian cities byvarious stakeholders. The Centre will work with a range of stakeholders and partners to focus on strengthening capacities of cities to understand, implement and monitor and actions needed for addressing climate change impacts in theirlocally.In the context of India’s complex urban challenges and in addition toincreasing climate risks, sustained actions will ensure cities are prepared for andcan develop the ability to thrive in a varying climate is crucial. The need for incorporating climate action within existing and future investments towards physical, social and environmental services is paramount to ensure sustainable development.

In the context of India’s complex urban challenges and in addition to increasing climate risks, sustained actions ensuring cities prepare for and develop the ability to thrive in a varying climate is crucial. Given the rate of investments which are being diverted towards urban sectors in India, for example $30 billion for the smart cities program, the need for incorporating climate action within existing and future investments towards physical, social and environmental services is paramount to ensure sustainable development. Our Vision “To Build Climate Action in Cities” Urban development informed by climate resilience is important for not only steering the growth towards a 5 trillion economy but alsoimproving the quality of life of urban residents. This Centre aims to achieve that by creating a one stop shop for climate informed urban development actions facilitated by multi- stakeholder collaborations.

The Climate Centre for Cities will focus on providing the following services to drive climate actions:

  • Policy, Planning, Program and Project Support
  • Research & Knowledge Management
  • Innovation
  • Capacity Building
  • Advocacy & Communication Outreach
  • Partnerships

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