ClimateSmart Cities Self Assessment Tool

The CSC – Self Assessment Tool is an emissions assessment tool that is based on the CSC Assessment Framework. It uses activity data, already being collated in the framework to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from activities mentioned under indicators across the five sectors. The tool follows the 'Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories' (GPC) to estimate indicator-wise GHG emissions and further provides mitigation potential for the interventions mentioned in the framework. The mitigation potential is estimated based on the progression levels mentioned in the framework, thereby providing cities with quantifiable, emission-based evidence to identify low-hanging fruits.

Based on the emission numbers, the tool gives cities focused actions to prioritise categories and indicators. Under the Urban Planning, Green Cover & Biodiversity category, the tool estimates the amount of carbon sequestration of green cover and the sequestration potential of increasing the existing green cover. Thus, the tool would help design and locate climate solutions within the Smart Cities Mission.


Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Responsible):
Mr. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary, Smart Cities Mission
Mr. Lal Chhandama, Director, Smart Cities Mission

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH:
Ms. Vaishali Nandan, Project Head, Climate Smart Cities
Mr. Vibhor Sood, Technical Expert
Mr. Liju Mathew, Technical Expert

World Resources Institute (India):
Ms. Ulka Kelkar, Director, Climate Program
Mr. Chirag Gajjar, Head Subnational Climate Action
Ms. Avni Agarwal, Project Associate, Climate Program