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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 ?

50
percent

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

35
percent

of the total energy in India is attributable to buildings

76
cities

in India exceed the acceptable limits of air pollution parameters

1000
percent

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.

Urban
Transport
Green
Buildings
Water & Solid Waste Management
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

What Our Partners Say

Thane is taking credible and concrete steps in moving towards a future of sustainable mobility. Institutions such as the IFC are offering valuable help to the Thane Municipal Corporation to facilitate the setting up of charging infrastructure for faster a

Thane is taking credible and concrete steps in moving towards a future of sustainable mobility. Institutions such as the IFC are offering valuable help to the Thane Municipal Corporation to facilitate the setting up of charging infrastructure for faster adoption of electric vehicles.

Sameer Unhale, Additional Commissioner, Thane Municipal Corporation

Hero Electric’s technical expertise and IFC’s vast global experience together will help tackle problem of pollution and climate change in India by facilitating adoption of Electric Vehicles. We are looking forward to our partnership with IFC-EU Eco-Cities

Hero Electric’s technical expertise and IFC’s vast global experience together will help tackle problem of pollution and climate change in India by facilitating adoption of Electric Vehicles. We are looking forward to our partnership with IFC-EU Eco-Cities program to support Indian cities in its goal of driving sustainable mobility solutions in the near future.

Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric

We will be encouraged to switch to electric rickshaws if public charging infrastructure is available to us as suggested under the IFC Eco-cities program.

We will be encouraged to switch to electric rickshaws if public charging infrastructure is available to us as suggested under the IFC Eco-cities program.

Padman Kumar Samal, General Secretary, Bhubaneswar Auto Union

More About the Program

MONEY MATTERS Mumbai and Pune

Over September 2017, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, in collaboration with the Maharashtra Energy Development Authority and the Indian Banks Association (and with technical assistance from the International Finance Corporation), organized three workshops for Financial Institutions looking to invest in Maharashtra’s Energy Efficiency sector. These workshops were held in Mumbai, Pune and Thane.

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