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IIEC is the lead agency carrying out a GHG accounting and capacity building project for five cities in India. Funded by the Global Environment Facility, the project is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with India’s Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD). The project supports the cities’ broader goals under the ongoing Sustainable Cities program.

The Infrastructure for Climate Resilient Growth (ICRG) programme is a 43-month programme to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and three states of India (Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha). Supported by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) of the British High Commission, the project aims to improve the design and implementation of Natural Resource Management activities under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

Responding to the United Nations Environmental Assembly’s call to support national efforts in addressing air pollution issues, IIEC and UN Environment organized a roundtable on “Fostering Partnerships for Tackling the Declining Air Quality in Indian Cities - Opportunities for Energy Management.” The event was held on 20th January 2017 at the UN Premises in New Delhi.

The roundtable brought together key stakeholders and experts from the government, the international donor community, industry and academia to discuss opportunities for combating air pollution in Indian urban centres through smart energy management in the utility and industrial sectors.

The event included presentations by UN Environment and IIEC, as well as by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and other experts on air quality. During subsequent discussion, participants addressed issues, concerns, opportunities and solutions related to tackling air pollution in Indian cities. Participants from the industrial sector highlighted the need for raising awareness and capacity building at the industrial cluster level on the potential of energy management to tackle air pollution. Many also emphasized the need for public-private partnership models for implementing measures to combat air pollution, as well as sustained efforts to publicize available air quality data.

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IIEC is establishing the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA) to support the development of sustainable urban energy systems in the Asia Pacific region. This initiative is consistent with IIEC’s mission of promoting sustainable energy and environmental solutions in developing and emerging economies.

APUEA logoSimilar initiatives to promote sustainable urban energy systems have been launched in North America and Europe, and feedback from the Asia Pacific energy sector points to a great need for such an Association in the Asia Pacific as well — the fastest growing region in terms of economy, urbanization, and energy consumption.

The IIEC is launching this Initiative in response to requests by international agencies to support the development of sustainable urban energy systems in the Asia Pacific region. To develop such systems—a combination of renewable energies, smart grids, district heating and district cooling technologies—there is a critical need for cross sectoral coordination to address energy demand, energy infrastructure, and environmental issues in the world’s rapidly growing cities. As a non-governmental organization with more than three decades of experience carrying out clean energy programs worldwide, and with regional offices in Asia, IIEC is well placed to host such an Association.

This Initiative will be launched on 6th June 2017 at the Asia Clean Energy Forum, hosted by ADB in Manila.

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