Cities are both contributing to and affected by climate change. They consume as much as 80 percent of energy production worldwide and account for a roughly equal share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Simultaneously many urban sprawls are already suffering from the negative impacts of climate change: low-lying coastal areas such as Kochi, are threatened by rising sea levels and storm surges; drier climate zones such as Bhubaneswar, are constantly met with droughts and water shortages. Apart from geo-climatic impacts, cities are also dealing with heat islands in the densely built-up urban landscape. Unprecedented urbanization and disproportion of economic opportunities across region exacerbates these problems. By 2050, 6.5 billion people, or two thirds of the world’s population, are expected to live in sprawling metropolises. There is a great need to support climate sensitive development in cities, with an aim to integrate climate considerations into regular planning and implementation. Presently, local capacities for effective execution of urban climate strategies are limited in Indian cities.