ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
ICLEI - South Asia assisting GTZ in evaluating CDM Potential
Strengthening Environmental Considerations in Solid Waste Management

GTZ, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, is supporting the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India in the implementation of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). GTZ under its technical cooperation is supporting 5 of these cities namely Cochin, Raipur, Shimla, Nashik and Varanasi.

The overall objective of technical cooperation of GTZ under JNNURM is to improve the environmental situation in the chosen cities by integrating more systematically environmental considerations into the solutions. In line with the requirements of the cities of Varanasi, Cochin, Raipur and Shimla, GTZ has engaged a team of municipal solid waste management experts comprising of two international experts, one national expert and one expert on CDM. ICLEI -South Asia will be assisting GTZ in assessing the potential of developing CDM projects from solid waste management activities in the JNNURM cities.