Sustainable Urban Development
iiec name

Project Name

Scoping Clean Air in India

Name of Client

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India



Project Location within country


Source of Financing

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

December 2017

Completion Date

June 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
IIEC has been assigned the current project of the scoping study for the design of the environmental quality enhancement and climate change mitigation project in India initiated by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to assist SDC to develop a project with a long term intervention strategy on corrective and preventive actions for improving the air quality and combating impacts of climate change in an affected region in India. The project will undertake a review of trends in the source apportioned air pollution levels in the various regions in India. This establishes a clear link between climate change and air pollution. Characterize and identify potential sector-specific interventions for emissions reductions in the affected areas of India. Map the Government of India’s policies and sector-specific programmes/schemes for air pollution abatement in India, approaches/technologies presently in use and the results achieved. Review of on-going interventions being supported by national and international agencies/foundations to address air pollution in India.

The project will identify gaps and possible policy, technological, capacity building and business model based integrated climate change and air pollution strategy/intervention areas for SDC to support with potential for high impact and visibility. The project will tap on international experience in air pollution management, particularly of Switzerland to design SDC’s interventions and complement on-going efforts in India.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. Project inception
  2. A detailed review of relevant literature related to air pollution trends and interventions
  3. Inception Workshop
  4. State Level Consultations through Field Visits 
  5. State Level Workshops for Finalization of Sectors and Interventions 
  6. Detailing of State Level Interventions and Activities
  7. Final national level workshop  
  8. Submission of the final report