Mahindra World City Jaipur, one of India’s premier integrated business cities, today became the first Asian project to receive Stage 2 Climate Positive Development certification from C40. The Climate Positive Development Programme is a performance-based framework designed to create models for how cities can grow in low carbon ways.
The Mahindra project, which is also the largest project in the world (by population) to reach this certification, is being recognized for its Climate Positive Roadmap detailing its plans and commitment to achieve a net-negative carbon emissions outcome (read a summary of their strategies; see the full roadmap to a Climate Positive outcome). In recognition of this milestone, President of the C40 Board and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg presented a commemorative plaque to Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group at Bloomberg LP in New York City.
C40 Board President and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg said, “The partnership between the Mahindra Group and Jaipur is a great example of how cities can grow and provide opportunities for people without polluting the planet or worsening the risks we face from climate change. It’s essential for cities to find ways to do that – including in India, where cities are growing rapidly and living standards are increasing, along with demands on energy and other resources.”
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