Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, has launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0. He also launched ‘Streets for People Challenge’ along with CSCAF 2.0 in a virtual event which was organized by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
The primary objective is to provide a clear road map for cities to combat the Climate Change while they plan and implement their actions on development and investments.
The initiative intends to inculcate a climate-sensitive approach in urban planning and development in India to avoid destruction and economic losses after cyclones, floods, heat waves, water scarcity and drought-like conditions.
This assessment framework has been developed after consulting more than 26 organizations and 60 experts from different thematic areas.
It includes 28 indicators divided into five categories:
Energy and Green Buildings.
Urban Planning, Green Cover & Biodiversity.
Mobility and Air Quality.
The Climate Centre for Cities under National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is supporting the initiative at the implementation level.