Methodologies for urban climate resilience: A review of ACCCRN approaches to Indian cities
India is a country of over 7,000 towns and cities, each of which faces differing climate-related risks and vulnerabilities. However, urban local bodies lack the legal mandate and financial revenues to implement activities to build their resilience to climate change, as well as the necessary technical knowledge and capacity. The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) initiative, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, has sought to address this gap. Through this initiative, seven Indian cities have begun developing approaches to build their resilience, tailored to their specific local contexts, including governance structures, industrial makeup, and demographic conditions, and according to their capabilities. This briefing presents findings drawn from a review carried out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of approaches applied in these seven cities, to draw lessons for further replication, scaling up and sustained action.