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Why in news?

  • Recently, the World Economic Forum and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) signed a MoU to collaborate on a jointly designed ‘Sustainable Cities India program’.

About the program:

  • The ‘Sustainable Cities India program’ intends to enable cities to decarbonize in a systematic and sustainable way that will reduce emissions and deliver resilient and equitable urban ecosystems.
  • The WEF and NIUA will adapt the WEF’s City Sprint process and Toolbox of Solutions for decarbonization in the context of five to seven Indian cities across two years.
  • The City Sprint process is a series of multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder workshops involving business, government, and civil society leaders to enable decarbonization, especially through clean electrification and circularity.
  • This initiative is in synergy with India’s commitment to turn net zero by 2070 as a climate mitigation response at COP26.

About NIUA:

  • Established in 1976, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is India’s leading national think tank on urban planning and development.


Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding ‘Sustainable Cities India program’?

1. It is joint effort of World Economic Forum and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

2. It aims to make all Indian cities carbon neutral by 2030

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2