Project Cities

Cities or urban areas are major sources of GHG which result in climate change. Cities represent half of the world’s population and consume 80% of the total energy. GHGs are released through consumption of electricity in residences, commercial setup, industries, street lighting or other municipal activities, through vehicles using fossil fuels, as well as through solid waste disposal and dumping, among others activities. A significant percentage of total GHGs released in the world are from cities. Cities, however, undertake a wide range of activities which are related to climate change.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - South Asia is presently supporting more than 50 Indian and South Asian Cities. ICLEI South Asia has extensive experience of working with Indian cities/urban areas on energy, climate change and sustainability issues.