Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting and Capacity Building for selected Cities in India (2016 - 2017)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) of the Government of India is implementing a GEF-6 funded project on sustainable cities. The overall objective of the GEF-UNIDO-MoUD project is to integrate sustainability strategies into urban planning and management. The overall objective of the GEF-UNIDO-MoUD project is to integrate sustainability strategies into urban planning and management. The broader objective of this activity is to achieve the goals of ongoing city-related government projects of sustainable cities.
To achieve the objectives, UNIDO has initiated the exercise of accounting for GHG emissions of five Indian cities under the project titled ‘GHG Accounting and Capacity Building for the Cities of Jaipur, Bhopal, Mysore, Vijayawada, and Guntur’ as a first step under the GEF-UNIDO-MoUD, Project “Sustainable Cities, Integrated Approach Pilot in India”. IIEC in consortium with Meghraj Capital Advisors Private Limited has been appointed by UNIDO to execute this project. The GHG emissions accounting and preparation of the GHG inventory for the selected five cities is an initial step to enable the selected five cities to map, track and monitor the GHG emissions within the identified boundaries. The GHG emissions data will help the cities in preparation for a low carbon action plan. IIEC was tasked to 1) GHG data collection; 2) Analysis and quantifying GHG emissions at the city level; and 3) Building local capacity which includes both process learning and conducting a training workshop on GHG accounting methodology, to allow for continuous monitoring of GHG emissions by the local stakeholders. Funding Agency/Client: UNIDO.