Mainstreaming Climate Resilient Planning

Presentations, expert talks, and workshops

1-2 days

Primarily applicable to Indian context but can be modified to suit similar geographies.

This training empowers city officials to better understand, manage and plan for climate risks and uncertainty in Indian cities.

Why Do This Training?

Climate uncertainty and extreme weather conditions are increasingly challenging lives, livelihoods, and productivity in Indian cities. There is an urgent need to acknowledge and address Climate Change as part of the urban development planning process. Through this training, participants will achieve a holistic understanding of climate sciences and its impacts on the everyday lives of urban citizens; and how we can mitigate and/ or adapt to these impacts by integrating resilience strategies into our planning process.

What Will You Learn?

Inter-sectoral approaches of urban resilience planning
Managing heat and flood risk in Indian cities through environmentally sensitive urban design and planning
Proactive disaster preparedness, leveraging the city's social capital
Approaches to include the needs and aspirations of vulnerable communities in urban resilience planning

Who Should Participate?

Urban Development Department; Regional planning and development authorities (including officials from ULBs within the region); City Municipal Corporations; Sector-wise department heads, and senior and junior engineers/ officials who actually manage day-to-day infrastructure provision in the city -- Water, Sanitation, Storm Water, Public Health, Transport, and other affiliated departments such as Slum Rehabilitation Authorities; Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry; Census, Population and Statistics departments.

Experts

Lubaina Rangwala

Managing Associate, Climate Resilience

WRI India

Arivudai Nambi Appadurai

Strategy Head, Climate Resilience

WRI India

Namrata Ginoya

Senior Project Associate, Climate Resilience

WRI India

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