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Leaders in Climate Change Management (LCCM) Program

In conjunction with the World Environment Day that was observed on June 5, the National Institute of Urban Affairs and World Resources Institute (WRI) India, jointly announced Leaders in Climate Change Management (LCCM), a practice-based learning program.

The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, launched the Leaders in Climate Change Management (LCCM) Program on 06 June 2022 to help urban professionals champion climate action in India.


It aims at building capacity among urban professionals to lead climate action across sectors and geographies in India.

Delivery Partner of the LCCM program:

To facilitate this face-to-face learning program, the Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru, also singed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NIUA and WRI India, becoming the first delivery partner of the LCCM program.


At COP26 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a five-fold strategy – Panch Amrit – to global leaders, extending India’s co-operation to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius targets.

Panch Amrit (nectar elements):
  • First- India will reach its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030.
  • Second- India will meet 50 percent of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2030.
  • Third- India will reduce the total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now onwards till 2030.
  • Fourth- By 2030, India will reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by less than 45 percent.
  • And fifth- by the year 2070, India will achieve the target of Net Zero.

These panchamrits will be an unprecedented contribution of India to climate action. The LCCM program aims to strengthen India’s workforce to achieve this goal.

Key Points of 'Leaders in Climate Change Management' (LCCM):

LCCM is a blended learning program for urban practitioners looking to upskill and prepare themselves to deliver effective climate action.

LCCM envisions capacitating 5,000 professionals, including mid to junior-level government officials and frontline workers, and preparing them to champion climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions towards a coordinated effort to achieve India’s climate commitments.

The program has four phases:
    1. Online learning module that can be completed over eight weeks
    2. Face-to-face sessions spanning four to six days
    3. Mandates participants to complete a project over six to eight months and attending exposure visits
    4. Networking and establishing a community of practice

» The online learning will be hosted on the National Urban Learning Platform (NULP), the capacity building arm of NIUA. It will also be hosted and supported by ATI, Mysuru.

    • The program aims to sign similar MoUs with ATIs across India over the next few months.

About Leaders in Climate Change Management (LCCM):

    • Leaders in Climate Change Management is a capacity-building program that seeks to build a pool of leaders to champion and lead climate action – across sectors and geographies.
    • The program has been designed and implemented through core partners, being, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), World Resources Institute (WRI) – India, United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), and Indian School of Business (ISB).
About NIUA:
    • Established in 1976, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is India’s leading national think tank on urban planning and development.
About WRI India:
    • WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development.
    • Its work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy.
Source: PIB

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