Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0

Published on September 12, 2020
Current Context: Climate-Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0 (CSCAF 2.0) is launched by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri.
Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0

  • Along with this, the minister also launched ‘Street for People Challenge’.
  • Both the initiatives were launched during a virtual event organized by Smart Cities Mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The objective of CSCAF 2.0: (a) To provide a roadmap to cities to fight climate change (b) To build a climate-sensitive approach to urban planning and development.
  • There are total of 28 indicators which are divided into 5 categories for CSCAF 2.0.
  • The 5 categories are: (a) Energy and Green Buildings (b)Urban Planning, Green Cover and Biodiversity (c) Mobility and Air Quality (d) Water Management (e) Waste Management.
  • ‘Street for People Challenge’: The challenge aims to inspire Indian cities to adopt measures in order to make cities more walkable and pedestrian-friendly.


Q.1 Who among the following launched Climate-Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0?
a. Nitin Gadkari
b. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu
c. Hardeep Singh Puri
d. PM Narendra Modi

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