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ABOUT US

The IEUP is a 3-year strategic project between MoHUA and the EU delegation to India that aims to support smart, sustainable and resilient urbanisation in India. A 3- year work plan will be developed that will include various capacity building and knowledge exchange initiatives. These initiatives will combine global knowledge and local expertise and for the participants to co-create solutions.


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OUR PROJECTS

Sustainable Environment Friendly Industrial Production II
Germany
Guidelines and promotional schemes on national level for pollution reduction and increasing resourece efficincy in indus...
Resources Efficiency Initiative
European Union
Implementation of Ressource Efficiency Strategy (Institutional Development & Promotional and regulative measures), S...
Support to the Indian Clean Air Programme
Germany
Capacity Developement, Awareness and Advocacy Campaigns
Green Freight
Germany
This transformation will be achieved through the introduction of efficient logistics concepts, strategies for shifting f...
PSF Support to the Smart and Sustainable Urbanization Partne...
European Union
The Specific Objective of the action is to facilitate coherent involvement of the EU and the EU Member States, jointly w...
Water Supply project
France
Works, technical studies, investments
FEXTE I Smart City Technical Assistance Pgm
France
Workshops, study tours, technical studies
Technical Cooperation for Environment in India
European Union
Participatory capacity building of urban poor organisations •Diversity assessment and leadership strengthening •Sensit...
Environment Related Urban Development through the National C...
Germany
Financing of social infrastructure and services, water supply and effluent / waste disposal
PSF - Positioning of the EU in air quality management in Ind...
European Union
In the cities of Goa, Raipur and Bangalore close collaboration with State Boards and Municipal Officials have been estab...
FEXTE I Smart City Technical Assistance Pgm
France
Workshops, study tours, technical studies
Mobility study
France
technical studies

LATEST NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Event
6th Smart Cities India 2021 Expo
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
6th Smart Cities India 2021 expo provides a platform that enables deeper communication and a more practical approach to resolving societal problems and offers business opportunities for organisations working towards making smart cities a reality.
Event
WSDS 2021 - Thematic Track, Day 3
Friday, February 12, 2021
Concept Note & Agenda
News
WSDS 2021 - Thematic Track, Day 3
Friday, February 12, 2021
 Planning Cities for a Sustainable FutureCOVID-19 has paused the whole world and inter alia forced all of us to stop and to re-think how our cities should function. It has reminded us that global challenges need local long-term solutions that are equipped to support liveable and healthy cities. Urban areas are core drivers of social and economic growth, that contribute about 60% to the global GDP. However, cities also account for over 60 % of the resource use. Moreover, cities face a number of urbanization challenges including air pollution, high levels of noise, improper waste management, and poor water quality that pose serious threats to the quality of life. Climate change impacts, such as extreme weather events also cause disruption in urban services and damage to infrastructure facilities. Thus, cities must seize the opportunity to resolve these divergent challenges for a sustainable future. Cities across the globe have addressed these challenges through various planning strategic approaches over the years, and in order to pave way for a sustainable future, learning from these past experiences and transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces is critical. The need of the hour is thus to have a holistic approach towards the planning and management of cities that can integrate best practices and address the needs of the cities sustainably. Towards this path, European and Indian cities can collaborate and develop sustainable urban solutions together. For instance, the “EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025” between the European Union (EU) and Government of India encompass ambitious objectives to support smart and sustainable cities and promote investments in sustainable urbanization, climate action and disaster risk reduction. It also addresses challenges for ensuring effective solid waste management, developing effective water supply and sewage systems, and innovation in housing. This also aligns with the Smart Cities Mission and the ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework by the Indian government which focuses on aspects, such as waste and water management, green buildings, mobility, air quality and urban planning to enhance the liveability and sustainability of cities. For achieving the global targets of Sustainable Development goals, a holistic planning approach is required. This session thus aims to provide a platform for policymakers and practitioners to discuss their past experience with addressing different urbanization challenges through strategies, policies, governance mechanisms, planning and implementation. This session will also focus on global partnerships and initiatives at the metropolitan scale that can be leveraged for sustainable urbanization, and help in improving quality of life, protecting the environment and biodiversity, and enhancing resilience towards pandemics and other global challenges. AGENDA   Session 1: Partnerships and Initiatives for Sustainable Urbanization   5 minutes Opening Remarks by Mr. Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat Program, TERI   7 minutes Address by Mr. Hitesh Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)     7 minutes Address by Mr. Michel Mouchiroud, Partner Instrument Coordinator, EU Foreign Policy Instruments, Regional Team Asia & Pacific, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand   7 minutes Address by Mr. Jostein Nygard, Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank and Dr. Michael Bucki, Head of Section, Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to India   7 minutes Surat’s Initiatives by Mr. Banchhanidhi Pani, IAS, Commissioner, Surat Municipal Corporation, Gujarat   7 minutes Kochi’s Initiatives by Mr. M Anil Kumar, Mayor of Kochi, Kerala   Session 2: Panel Discussion on Planning Cities for a Sustainable Future   30 minutes Moderator: Ms. Kamilla Kristensen Rai, Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to India ●  Ms. Sriparna Iyer, Key Expert, EU–India Urban Partnership Support Project, Consortium led by AETS with IPE Global and KPMG ●  Ms. Parul Agarwala, Country Programme Manager, UN-Habitat India ●  Ms. Vaishali Nandan, Project Director, GIZ India ●  Mr. Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia ●  Ms. Rupali Deshmukh, Senior Coordinator, Business Development and Marketing, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute   10 minutes Q&A and Discussion   5 minutes Closing Remarks by Mr. Sanjay Seth and Ms. Kamilla Kristensen Rai

OUR PARTNERS

EBTC
DDA
IEWP
IUC
MMRDA
Mumbai First
NIUA
City of Kochi