Cochin Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 601574
Area of jurisdiction: 95 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 5% by 2020 5% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: 5% by 2020 (2008) 5% by 2020 (2008)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2008 ):  20,286 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008

Mitigation actions

Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) supply to industrial units and households
43 km pipeline network built by GAIL India Ltd., stretches from Petronet RLNG's five million tonne LNG terminal to the main industrial centres in the city. In the next phase, it can cover city households ensuring year long cooking gas supply without disruption. Start year  
Sector Industrial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Solar Boats
The State Water Department (SWTD) introduced the concept of solar boats to revamp its fleet and utilize solar energy to bring down its fuel cost. The department has also proposed to set up chemical toilets in around 49 boats. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Solar City Master Plan Preparation
Kochi city is aprt of MNREs Solar City Programme. The programme aims at providing support to urban local bodies to utilize renewable energy with a view to reduce overall energy consumption by 10% within 5 years. The programme envisages promotion of solar water heating systems in domestic and commercial buildings; deployment of solar photovoltaic systems for demonstration; establishment of shops for sale of solar energy products; use of urban and industrial waste management for energy generation. Making a master plan on future energy demand involving various stakeholders is part of the programme. ICLEI South Asia is helping the city develop the solar city master plan. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Installation of solar power plants in government institutes
The three main civic bodies in the city, the Kochin Corporation, the civil station and the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) will commission solar plants to save their energy bills. The panels are supposed to meet the total electricity requirements of almost 72 departments in the building. This project is in association with MNRE and is estimated to save around 1.45 lakh a month in electricity bills Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Installation of biogas units in all city schools
54 city schools will install bio-gas units in the campuses during the next academic year. The projects will be implemented with the financial support of the Suchitwa Mission. Students will be trained in managing bio-degradable waste at the institute. Start year 2014
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Vimalagiri public school installed Solar PV on the Rooftop
Vimilagiri public school installed solar PV in the rooftop of the school building. To stabilize the future power consumption, one of Kerala's major schools, Muvattupuzha has installed states largest solar installation. Capacity : 37 kw, Project value : 1 crore rupees, Number of Modules : 159, Contractor , EMVEE Photo voltaic Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of LED lamps
The Cochin Municipal Corporation has selected the stretch between Thevara junction and Thoppumpady bridge along the new Venduruthy bridge for the installation of the lamps. Energy Management Center(EMC), Thiruvanathapuras provided 100 LED lamps alongwith one auto timer for this stretch. The LED lamps are installed on a pilot basis and monitored. If proved successful, the CMC has plans to roll it out on a larger scale. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Power for the Airport
Cochin airport is the first airport in the country to use solar power to generate electricity for its day to day operations. The panels generate DC electric power, which unlike the general practice, are not fed directly into the utility grid Instead, inverters convert the direct current output from the solar array into a grid-compliant AC voltage which fed it into the utility grid system to be used for lighting in the terminal building. The annual electricity generation with this is apprx. 148 MWh and the emissions reductions per year is to the tune of apprx. 126 tonnes. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar Crematorium
The local body in coordination with the Rotary Club of Cochin is going to set up the new facility at Ravipuram for solar crematorium. Previously, they used to have an electric crematorium which had turned defunct in 2008, and it is after this that the civic body started exploring possibilities of constructing a new one. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 90 lakhs. The new crematorium will provide several facilities including a prayer hall for holding pre-funeral rites. Corporation officials visited some of the crematoriums in Coimbatore in order to understand the working of solar and biogas-based facilities. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Waste to Energy Project
The Cochin W2E Project is the first plant in India, where unsorted waste is gasified at high temperatures and controlled pressures in a patented process using state-of-the –art equipment, to produce energy that is used for power generation. Instead of being discarded, municipal waste and industrial waste (including agro and animal waste) is collected and fed into the gasifier. Gasification converts the waste into clean fuel - without using incineration. The clean fuel, known as syngas, can produce steam or electricity, without creating harmful emissions. The final product of the gasification process is the clean / green electricity. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of energy efficient LED lights to replace CFL lamps in the shops
The Cochin Municipal Corporation has initiated this project to replace domesitc bulbs with CFLs. Till now, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has replaced 60w Bullbs with 15 w CFL Lamps free of cost. Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Pollution Monitoring Stations
The project proposes to set up a continuous (online) ambient air quality monitoring station at Vyttila. The station will have sophisticated instruments including analyzers to detect sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and benzene. Another station for water quality monitoring will be set up to record pH, conductivity, salinity, temperature, chloride, ammoniacal nitrogen and dissolved oxygen levels. These parameters will be recorded and monitored regularly. Start year  
Sector Infrastructure
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Service Level Benchmarking of Indian Cities
To review the status of improvement of urban services due to the impacts of programs like JnNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission- is a massive city modernization scheme launched by Government of India) in Indian cities the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in consultation with key stakeholders has developed Service Level Benchmarks (SLBs) for four key urban services. The urban services for which benchmarking will be done include: Water Supply, Sewerage, Storm water drainage, & SWM. The Service Level Benchmark exercise is essentially an initiative to help utilities in identifying their performance gaps and set targets for a better future based on this knowledge Start year 2009
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Training Programs on Green Building
These training programs are targeted for Government Agencies, Architects, Builders, Consultants, Project Managers, Interior Designers, Building Contractors, Green Building Equipment and Product Manufacturers, Institutions, etc. The main objective of this training programme is to share best practices on Green Buildings and impart knowledge on Green Building concepts & LEED India NC rating system. The training programs cover Introduction to Green Buildings, Sustainable Sites, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Material and resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Green Building Case Studies. The participatnts can enormously get benefitted by Exposure to Green Building Design Strategies, Acquire Knowledge on IGBC Green Building Rating Systems, Get equipped to appear for IGBC AP Exam Start year 2012
Sector Energy
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Asian Cities Adapt
Activities under AsianCitiesAdapt project funded by GIZ, in Cochin began with a strong engagement with the city government through the formation of a city core team and with an extended group of stakeholders in the city. The project has been carried out in close association with both these groups of experts. Data collection was carried out for various services provided by the city government. A citizen perception survey capturing the perception of the public regarding the impacts of climate change on the city was carried out. A stakeholder perception survey for the stakeholder group was also conducted. A strong scientific assessment for the changing climate has been carried out. Further, an analysis of the urban systems of the city has also been undertaken. This analysis identifies the fragile urban systems of the city and outlines the reasons for their fragility. It further overlays the climatic changes derived under the scientific assessment on these fragile urban systems. This generates the information about the impact these climatic changes will have on the already fragile urban systems. A risk assessment for all the fragile urban systems will now be carried out in order to prioritize the risk caused due to each of the systems. A vulnerability assessment analyzing the indirect impacts of the system, and the vulnerable areas impacted by the fragilities, will also be carried out. An analysis of the relevant actors – vulnerable actors, and potential supporting actors, will be conducted. Based on this assessment relevant adaptation interventions will be identified for the city. The scientific and perception based analysis will enable city to be ready to develop strategies to tackle the impacts of identified climatic changes. There will also be pilot implementation in the city. Start year 2010
Sector Infrastructure
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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