Guidebook: how to develop a climate action plan for cities in India

This document has been prepared to assist Indian cities in preparing a Climate Action Plan. It provides step-by-step guidance and examples of measures relevant for local authorities in India context. Despite being framed and definite, the process of developing a CAP allows flexibility. The choice and sequence of actions can vary according to the policies and measures already in place. This flexibility allows local governments to develop a CAP that is coherent with and effective for their local circumstances and objectives. The Global Covenant of Mayors in South Asia supports local authorities in India in the climate challenge and in their efforts in ensuring access to clean energy. It is the "regional covenant" of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM). Under The Global Covenant of Mayors in South Asia local authorities are invited to make a voluntarily political commitment to implement climate and energy actions in their communities and agree on a long-term vision to tackle 3 pillars, namely access to energy, climate mitigation and climate adaptation. In order to translate the political commitment into practical measures, signatory cities commit to elaborating and implementing a Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (CAP).

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