Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI and Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia
Countries across the South Asian region are scaling up their efforts to build a sustainable living environment. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia is proud to be associated with cities across the region and assisting them in their goal to build sustainable cities.
In February, ICLEI South Asia has successfully concluded more than four years of action on building climate resilience in two Asian countries through ACCCRN project. Our initiative on Integrated Urban Water Management in four cities of India is also approaching an end with the closure workshop being held in March. However, these closures that mark an end of formal relationships under one project do not mean an end to our association with the cities. We shall continue to assist the local governments through different initiatives in the future.
Meanwhile, our capacity building measures under PROMISE project are gaining pace through identification of engagement sectors in a few cities of India. A pilot initiative on sustainable transport is all set for a launch in Udaipur through the CapaCITIES projects that targets both mitigation and adaptation. We are also holding discussions under GHG Platform India, a collective civil society initiative that seeks to add value to the various ongoing greenhouse gas emission estimation efforts.
In the past months, ICLEI South Asia has also begun work in two new areas – biodiversity and integrated rural-urban water management. Among our knowledge sharing initiatives, we shall soon be hosting a workshop in Bangkok for Asian countries to talk about multi-level governance in their respective countries.
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