BACKGROUND AND DETAILS
This initiative will operate at the intersection of (a) sustainability and climate change, (b) citizenship and democracy, and (c) city governance reforms, thus putting the sustainability agenda centre-stage, at the same time ensuring that systems and institutions of city governance are the levers of change to ensure long-term transformation.
A key component of the initiative is to create a mayor and city leaders engagement platform to catalyse leadership by local governments on addressing climate change challenges. Globally, there is growing recognition of the fact that cities need to be at the forefront of climate mitigation and adaptation. However, India’s political leaders and public have not realized the severity of the threat. This initiative aims to capture the public consciousness on climate change and to create a network of political leaders, CSOs and other stakeholders to implement systemic reforms to tackle climate change.