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Coimbatore is the third largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu with a population of nearly 1.5 million inhabitants.
Signing ceremony

Coimbatore (India) joins ICLEI and Local Renewables

October 27, 2008

The city of Coimbatore, India signed on to ICLEI's LocalRenewables project last week to become the third Indian Model Community. The city will strengthen its own local policy encouraging the use of renewable energy, as well as serving as an immediate example for surrounding communities and a broader example for local governments worldwide.

Local Renewables in India

The other local governments involved in India are the city of Nagpur in the state of Mahrashstra and the city of Bhubanewswar in the state of Orissa. They have both adopt a unique municipal policy guiding the development of their energy strategy for the next years.

About the Local Renewables Initiative

With the Local Renewables Initiative, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability supports and strengthens local governments which promote the generation and supply of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the urban environment. The focus is on the roles and responsibilities of local governments as the driving force for innovation and investment in their communities.