Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0 launched
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions & GS-III – Climate change
- Recently, Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0 and ‘Streets for People Challenge’ were launched.
- Ministry: Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
Important value additions
Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0
- Objective: (1) To provide a clear roadmap for cities towards combating Climate Change while planning and implementing their actions, including investments; (2) To inculcate a climate-sensitive approach to urban planning and development in India.
- The framework has 28 indicators across five categories namely; (i) Energy and Green Buildings, (ii) Urban Planning, Green Cover & Biodiversity, (iii) Mobility and Air Quality, (iv) Water Management and (v) Waste Management.
- Implemented by: The Climate Centre for Cities under National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and MoHUA
Streets for People Challenge
- It is the response to the need for making the cities more walkable and pedestrian friendly.
- It builds on the advisory issued by the MoHUA.
- It will support cities across the country to develop a unified vision of streets for people in consultation with stakeholders and citizens.
- Fit India Mission, under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the India program of the Institute for Transport Development and Policy (ITDP) have partnered with the Smart Cities Mission to support the challenge.