This is a first-of-its-kind public assessment framework on climate relevant parameters that will orient the cities to assess their readiness for combating climate impacts.
Each city will have its own dashboard that will collectively save data related to its process, performance, assessment, and ways forward. This will help in keeping track individually.
Time for talks on climate is over. The world needs to act now.
Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York
I am sure with this framework, cities will step towards sustainability, thereby contributing to Sustainable Development Goals and Government of India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
I wish to place my appreciation for this assessment framework and hope it will serve as a guidance framework for a sustainable and climate-resilient development. I extend my best wishes to all cities which are taking part in this initiative.
Durga Shanker Mishra Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific Islands. The entire international community here has to shoulder the responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.
Angela Merkel Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany
The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.
Greta Thunberg Climate Change Activist
I want to hear about how we are going to stop the increase in emissions by 2020, and dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.
António GuterresUN Secretary-General calling on all leaders during Climate Action Summit, New York, 2019
Chairman and Co-Founder of Generation Investment Management.
Al GoreChairman and Co-Founder Generation Investment Management
Climate change is not hysteria – it’s a fact.
Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and environmentalist
Climate change will test our intelligence, our compassion and our will. But we are equal to that challenge.
Justin TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada
It’s not climate change that needs to be tackled. It is the political power of fossil fuel industry.
Richard DennissChief Economist at The Australia Institute
We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.
Barack ObamaFormer President of America