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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

Testimonials 8

We will have to take certain ambitious policy decisions, taking the developers, architects and stakeholders into confidence. We will also need to create awareness among people to make their buildings green through simple measures. The policy will help reduce the use of water, electricity and manage solid waste.

 Sandeep Malvi, Public Relations Officer, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)   

Testimonials 7

Adoption of technology must focus on green energy, savings of affordable housings offers a significant opportunity for green housing

Shri S. Krishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, 
Housing and Urban Development Department

Testimonials 6

I am happy to support IFC to solve the E-Waste problems that improve the situations of the informal sector. A proper implementation of E-Waste legislation will create a market of 3 billion dollars and more than 300,000 shops in India.

Dr. Kopacek, E-Waste Sector Specialist IFC

Testimonials 5

Clean e-Bhubaneswar is a unique initiative at demonstrating the urge of reimagining E-Waste as a resource. It has set an extraordinary example of public-private partnerships to make the city free from the hazards of E-Waste.

 Biswajit Nayak, Regional Manager, Infosys, Bhubaneswar 

Testimonials 4

The Clean e-Bhubaneswar initiative gave us a rare opportunity to learn about E-Waste and its responsible management. I look forward to having more such awareness programs.

Dr. B. N. Biswal, Principal, Bhubaneswar Engineering College

Workshops on ‘Magic of Electronics’ E-Waste Awareness Drive (Colleges & Schools)

The Clean e-Bhubaneswar project conducts awareness workshops across different schools and colleges in Bhubaneswar. The workshops are designed to motivate students to become advocates for proper E-Waste handling and to motivate the collection of E-Waste in their communities through an E-Waste collection drive and challenge.

(e-Ravan) E-Waste Sculpture Launch

Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation and International Finance Corporation installed an ‘e-Ravan’ E-Waste sculpture in Bhubaneshwar to raise awareness and a sense of responsibility amongst citizens. The sculpture was inaugurated by BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena at Jaydev Vihar Square on World Environment Day, for which India is the global host nation in 2018. Sarina Bolla from IFC was also present at the ceremony.

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