Published on: November 16, 2023
BENGALURU CLIMATE ACTION PLAN (CAP)
NEWS – Bengaluru is drafting its first Climate Action Plan (CAP)
ALL YOU HAVE TO KNOW
World Resource Institute (WRI) is the lead consultant of the Programme
- Prepared city-level GHG inventory for 2019 (base year), analyzed climate data of 30 years, and studied extensive geospatial data to assess hazards, vulnerabilities and risks
- Focused on following Sectors: stationary energy and buildings, transportation, solid waste management, air quality, water, urban planning, greening & biodiversity as well as disaster management
- Identified Climate and environmental hazards for Bengaluru are urban heat, urban flooding, droughts, thunderstorms and lightning as well as air pollution
- Identified 269 actions plans including institutional mechanisms and capacity, infrastructure, data systems, finance, governance and regulatory mechanisms etc.
- Objective of Plan: mitigating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the city and building resilience against climate change-induced hazards by 2050
- BBMP will be the ‘primary’ responsible agency for about 143 actions
- Unveiled at Bengaluru Climate Action Plan (BCAP) meeting
- Stakeholders: BBMP, BESCOM, BMTC, BMRCL, BWSSB, Transport Department, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, State Disaster Management, Bangalore Development Authority and others.
- Bengaluru is a co-lead of the Global Air Quality Network for the C40 cities global network. The other cities which are part of the network are Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Ahmedabad.
- Mumbai and Chennai are the cities with a Climate Action Plan in India