About the Partners

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. The basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.

Website: iclei.org

The main implementing partner of the Urban Climate project is ICLEI South Asia, along with ICLEI USA.

ICLEI South Asia
Website: iclei.org/sa
Website: icleiusa.org

United States Department of State: Asia Pacific Partnership

The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate is an innovative new effort by the United States Department of State to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. The APP has projects located in Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States, which are organized into eight sectoral Task Force groups.

Website: asiapacificpartnership.org

National Institute of Urban Affairs

The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is a premier institute for research, training and information
dissemination in urban development and management. Established in 1976 as an autonomous body under the
Societies Registration Act, the Institute enjoys the support and commitment of the Ministry of Urban Development,
Government of India, State Governments, urban and regional development authorities and other agencies concerned
with urban issues.

Website: niua.org

Latest Events
Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 27-28 October 2010
The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 is an international platform for government, private sector, and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy. ICLEI South Asia was involved in organizing two events during the high-profile international conference, serving to put a spot light upon local governments in the renewable energy dialogue. 
New Delhi International Conference on Cities and Climate Change, New Delhi, India, February 2011
The Conference on 'Cities and Climate Change' organized by the Department of Environment, Government of the NCT of Delhi with the assistance of ICLEI South Asia and the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, showcased Speakers from 11 International cities and more than 25 Indian cities, who shared their rich experiences.

Rajkot and Coimbatore, as JNNURM mission cities, really represent what is happening on the ground in Indian cities today, and are well placed to be good models for replication in the rest of the country
Emani Kumar
Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia
The wind-solar PV hybrid system installed in Coimbatore as part of the Urban Climate Project is a real achievement in itself, and we are proud to promote it across the city and region
Anshul Mishra
IAS Municipal Commissioner, Coimbatore
Development that does not address issues of quality of life, pollution and climate change is not true development, and RMC’s efforts, along with the Urban Climate Project, strive to promote sustainable development
Dinesh Brahmbhatt
IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot
It is about building solutions for future generations and also improving communities in the more immediate, short-term future (and to) join the global effort to combat climate change at a local level
Richard Alden Feldon
International Programs Coordinator, ICLEI USA
The Urban Climate Project is a real model that we need to replicate in other jurisdictions. It is at the local level where transformation is going to take place. This is a century of cities (and) reducing energy costs and improving efficiency: that is the challenge.
David Cadman
Deputy Mayor, City of Vancouver and President, ICLEI
Programs such as the Urban Climate Project enable local elected officials to draw on a tremendous network of best practices.
Martin Chavez
Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Local governments are the innovators and incubators of change in terms of energy efficiency
Valerie Brown
Sustainability Director, Sonoma County, USA
NIUA will disseminate information about the Urban Climate Project to the 65 JNNURM cities through the PEARL network
Chetan Vaidya
Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs
India is a priority country, and clean energy and climate change are priority initiatives
Jeremy Gustafson
Director, Clean Energy and Environment Division, USAID