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About The Program

Eco-Cities India is a multi-year technical advisory program, established under the EU-India Cooperation on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency. A climate-change focused initiative, the program is structured around five cities—Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, and the Mumbai and Pune metropolitan regions. The program is designed to assist government and civil society in meeting efficiency targets, such as the Nationally Determined Contributions—the pledged reductions in emissions levels and increased focus on climate-resilient development.

Why Focus On Cities ?


of India’s population will be urban by the year 2050

404 million

more people will be living in Indian cities by the year 2050


of the total energy in India is attributable to buildings


in India exceed the acceptable limits of air pollution parameters


increase in India’s carbon emissions since 1971

Key Sectors

Eco-Cities India has focused its efforts on four key urban sectors that, taken together, are significant contributors to emissions and the resultant effects on the environment. These are Urban Transport, Green Buildings, Water &Solid Waste Management, and Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Interventions take many forms, including the development of policy incentives and business initiatives designed to help businesses transition to carbon neutral sources of power, certification standards for eco-friendly construction, as well as city-wide energy mapping and greenhouse gas inventories.

Water & Solid Waste Management
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

What Our Partners Say

Testimonials 6

We appreciate the IFC Eco-Cities Program in driving the initiative in climate change mitigation and fostering electric mobility. Jangid Motors can leverage its experience in manufacturing, distribution, and operations in electric three-wheelers. This will not only foster the entire ecosystem but also complement the public transportation system in the chosen cities under the Program.

 Mohit S. Jangid, Founder Director, Jangid Motors

Workshop on E-Buses with Visiting Trade Mission from Netherlands

As a part of the Eco-Cities India Program’s efforts in developing climate smart infrastructure in the five eco-cities, a two-day workshop on Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption was held in association with the Dutch embassy. The workshop saw participation from IFC, the heavy industries department, Dutch industries, TATA Motors, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation and the Dutch minister of infrastructure to discuss policy interventions that could accelerate EV development in India.

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