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Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.

Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0:


Launched recently by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

What is CSCAF?

  • CSCAF initiative intends to inculcate a climate-sensitive approach to urban planning and development in India.
  • The objective of CSCAF is to provide a clear roadmap for cities towards combating Climate Change while planning and implementing their actions, including investments.
  • The Climate Centre for Cities under National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is supporting MoHUA in implementation of CSCAF.

The framework has 28 indicators across five categories namely:

  1. Energy and Green Buildings.
  2. Urban Planning, Green Cover & Biodiversity.
  3. Mobility and Air Quality.
  4. Water Management.
  5. Waste Management.


Prelims Link:

  1. CSCAF has been launched by?
  2. Implementation. 
  3. Overview of the Framework.

Sources: pib.