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Climate change forms an integral part of global development and is a 13th sustainable development goal. With rising greenhouse gas emissions, climate change is occurring at rates much faster than anticipated and its effects are clearly felt worldwide. As the impacts of climate change escalate, the risks to businesses also correspondingly increase. These include not only direct physical risks to business locations and activities, but also those emerging from the transition of the global economy to low-carbon pathways, including changes in technology, markets, regulatory frameworks, and stakeholder expectations. Businesses taking early action on climate change can convert the risks into significant opportunities for value creation.

CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, with DSM's support, initiated the Climate Action Programme (CAP) 2.0° for the Indian industry in 2018, with an objective to recognize and drive meaningful corporate action on climate change, and promote the integration of such action into organizational business models and processes. The programme is developed according to the maturity level of the companies to tackle climate related risks and opportunities and allowing the companies to select the level of intervention required on climate action.

CAP 2.0° aims to help the companies in preparing scenario analysis, aids in implementing Task Force on Climate- Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations and calculate internal carbon pricing with a better investor and stakeholder relations due to enhanced clarity on long term climate change strategy.

At CAP 2.0° platform, industries are provided with the two-fold opportunity to demonstrate their climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts & receive recognition and enhance capacity in order to make their business climate-resilient.

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Programme Fees

CAP 2.0° Recognition

Turnover based Company Turnover Fees* (for any sector) category Turnover Fees*
Micro Enterprises <5 Crores -
Small Enterprises 5-75 crores -
F 75-500 INR crores 10,000
E 500-1000 INR crores 12,000
D 1000-2500 INR crores 15,000
C 2500-5000 INR crores 20,000
B 5000-10000 INR crores 25,000
A >10000 INR crores 30,000
A >10000 INR crores 30,000
Innovation Awards
Category A-F 5,000
Small and Micro Enterprises -

Important Dates

CAP 2.0° Recognition

Stages Period
CAP 2.00 Recognition & Innovation Awards Expression of Interest & Undertaking Self-Assessment 01 September - 15 December 2019
Filling of questionnaire 15 January - 12 February 2020
Desk Assessment of filled questionnaire 13 February -
5 March 2020
Site Assessment 07 March - 10 May 2020
Assessment by Jury 15 May 2020/20 May 2020
CAP 2.0° Recognition Ceremony 04 June 2020

CAP 2.0° Roadmap and Capacity Building

Options on choosing intervention type Fees*
Any one Maturity level (Commi ed or Oriented or Resilient) Category A-F 50,000
Any two maturity levels (Commi ed and Oriented or Oriented and Resilient) 70,000
All three Maturity levels (Commi ed, Oriented and Resilient) 100,000

CAP 2.0° Recognition

Stages Period
CAP 2.0o Roadmap & Capacity Building Expression of Interest (based on self-assessment or direct entry) 01 September - 15 December 2019
Fill detailed questionnaire to decide level of intervention with CII assistance 15 December 2019 - 31 March 2020
Level wise Capacity Building (3-4 man-days of Handholding at site for each level)
Desk survey to prepare customized documents, tools and other resources
Site level training programme
Handholding activities on critical issues and preparation of detailed roadmap

Uniqueness of the Awards

A national programme to recognize climate action by industries using a three dimensional assessment methodology that aims to raise the bar on climate action. A team of qualified CII certified assessors will assess applications over a period of five months and provide unbiased analysis. Some of its distinguishing characteristics include:

Overseen by an independent non-industry based Jury

700 man-hours spent by certified CAP Assessors per application.

Feedback report provided at the end of the complete cycle based on the framework

GAP analysis provided to companies taking part in self-assessment

Based on a CII Climate-Maturity model and using the principles of business excellence framework

Eligibility Criteria

Companies applying for CAP 2.0° must mandatorily complete the free Self-Assessment module to be eligible for the next stage of application. The Self-Assessment module will provide basic questions that would ascertain whether or not; a company can achieve entry level applicability.

Operating in India, for at least five years.

Large, medium & small companies

Manufacturing, energy, mining infrastructure & service sector

CAP Assessor Training

With the intent of building capacity in the subject area of climate change and in order to create a resource of professionals for assessment for CAP 2.0° , CII will undertake a certified training for select professionals on the assessment methodology; basis which the CAP 2.0° questionnaire has been designed. Certification is valid for a period of three years. The CAP Assessor Training will include a compulsory site visit to any location in India to complete the curriculum and be certified. Site visit will demonstrate first hand actions on climate change and add to the experience of each professional. Post certification, each assessor's profile will be displayed on CESD's website for a period of three years; or until further renewal of certification


Be among the best in assessing innovative techniques and solutions to deal with climate change

Enhance capacities and capabilities on climate action, adaptation and mitigation

Gain practical experience and assess a company on climate action

Receive a CII certificate which is valid for three years

Publicity on CESD's website

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to industry professionals only

Professionals with 9 years' experience in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation projects

Educational background of environment, engineering, science or others related fields

Preference will be given to professionals with experience in energy, environment and climate change

Assessor Recognition

Three best assessors' will be recognized; basis their participation in the assessment process. Recognition is based on peer review and applicant feedback. Winners will be recognised at the Climate Leadership Conference

  • CAP 2.0 ° Assessor Training
    04-06 November

    Participants will need to attend the training on 4, 5, 6 November in Delhi where they will get familiar with the questionnaire and specific topics

  • CAP 2.0 ° Assessor Training
    11-13 November

    Participants will need to attend the training on 11,12,13 November in Mumbai where they will get familiar with the questionnaire and specific topics

Uniquely Credible Awards


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