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About The Program

Eco-Cities India is a multi-year technical advisory program, established under the EU-India Cooperation on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency. A climate-change focused initiative, the program is structured around five cities—Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, and the Mumbai and Pune metropolitan regions. The program is designed to assist government and civil society in meeting efficiency targets, such as the Nationally Determined Contributions—the pledged reductions in emissions levels and increased focus on climate-resilient development.

Why Focus On Cities ?


of India’s population will be urban by the year 2050

404 million

more people will be living in Indian cities by the year 2050


of the total energy in India is attributable to buildings


in India exceed the acceptable limits of air pollution parameters


increase in India’s carbon emissions since 1971

Key Sectors

Eco-Cities India has focused its efforts on four key urban sectors that, taken together, are significant contributors to emissions and the resultant effects on the environment. These are Urban Transport, Green Buildings, Water &Solid Waste Management, and Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Interventions take many forms, including the development of policy incentives and business initiatives designed to help businesses transition to carbon neutral sources of power, certification standards for eco-friendly construction, as well as city-wide energy mapping and greenhouse gas inventories.

Water & Solid Waste Management
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

What Our Partners Say

EE financing for Maharashtra Financial Institutions

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in collaboration with the state designated agency (SDA) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) organized training workshops for officials from banks and other financial institutions.

Participants got an opportunity to discuss with energy experts the technical and economic characteristics of energy efficiency projects, and ways to raise awareness among loan officials/risk managers/credit managers on technical/financial appraisal of EE projects.

LED Streetlights for Bengaluru

Bengaluru has been grappling with the problem of inadequate streetlights for years. The Bengaluru public streetlighting PPP project aims to provide better quality illumination, lower energy consumption, and reduce CO2 emissions in the city by replacing 465,000 fluorescent and metal vapor fixtures with LED lights and other energy conservation measures.

Odisha Rooftop Solar Project

The Government of Odisha, through Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) is implementing a Rooftop Solar Project on most of the government buildings in the towns of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. IFC supported GEDCOL in development of a policy and regulatory framework for the net metering concept, and assisted GEDCOL in project development and procurement of a Private Sector Partner for implementation of the Project.

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy


India's energy consumption has almost doubled since the year 2000. With the steadily increasing urbanization of the country, it is quite likely that the future will see even greater demands for energy.

Contact Us


IFC, 6th Floor, Worldmark-3,
Aerocity (near IGI Airport),

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