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As the host of the XIX Commonwealth Games (Delhi 2010), the Government of NCT Delhi has committed itself to hosting a “Green Games” by inducing behavioral change towards low carbon practices and setting the environmental benchmark for organizing multi-disciplinary games in the future.


Creating awareness on ‘low carbon practices’ is one of the major objectives of Delhi 2010. This project will support and strengthen the initiatives of Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi(OC CWG Delhi 2010) on low carbon practices before, during and after the games. UNDP-GEF’s intervention aims to develop and promote a low carbon campaign for Delhi 2010 as a means of inducing a behavioral change amongst the citizens, athletes and visitors for the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices.


The project is being implemented by OC CWG Delhi 2010 with support from Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (Mo EF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In addition, the project is co-financed (cash/kind) by OC CWG Delhi 2010, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, CMS Environment, UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme and State Forest Departments.


The activities planned under this project are:


  • Development of 30 AV profiles, 10 Shera pop-ups and 10 radio messages on Green Commonwealth Games and low carbon practices
  • Organisation of 4 low carbon fairs (of 5 days duration) in Shimla, Shillong, Hyderabad and Port Blair
  • Organisation of Green Concerts in selected cities
  • Plantation in districts/ cities along the Queens’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi route through State Forest Departments and GEF UNDP Small Grants Programme partners
  • Awareness among public, students, athletes, visitors, facility managers, OC CWG Delhi 2010 participants and media on low carbon practices
  • Development of guidelines for ‘greening’ future sporting events in the country through quantification of results from project interventions
  • Development of a manual – “Guidelines and Best Practices for Greening Major Sporting Events”