Scoping Clean Air in India (2017 - 2018)

IIEC has been assigned the current project of the scoping study for the design of the environmental quality enhancement and climate change mitigation project in India initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to assist SDC to develop a project with a long term intervention strategy on corrective and preventive actions for improving the air quality and combating impacts of climate change in an affected region in India.

The project will undertake a review of trends in the source apportioned air pollution levels in the various regions in India. This establishes a clear link between climate change and air pollution. Characterize and identify potential sector-specific interventions for emissions reductions in the affected areas of India. Map the Government of India’s policies and sector-specific programmes/schemes for air pollution abatement in India, approaches/technologies presently in use, and the results achieved. Review of ongoing interventions being supported by national and international agencies/foundations to address air pollution in India.

The project will identify gaps and possible policy, technological, capacity building, and business model-based integrated climate change and air pollution strategy/intervention areas for SDC to support with potential for high impact and visibility. The project will tap on international experience in air pollution management, particularly of Switzerland to design SDC’s interventions and complement ongoing efforts in India. Funding Agency/Client: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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