Handbook of Urban Statistics released

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who released the "Handbook of Urban Statistics" today, expressed confidence that the publication will serve as a valuable tool in the hands of policy makers, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders in urban development. The Handbook, which was released at a function held here,

Resilience insight: 12 cities assessment

This report presents a comprehensive framework for measuring the resilience of cities to a broad spectrum of shocks and stresses; from the sudden impact of flooding to the longer term process of urbanisation. The objective of the framework is to support international disaster reduction priorities such as the Sendai Framework

Models for financing clean infrastructure in middle income countries – India Environment Portal | News, reports, documents, blogs, data, analysis on environment & development | India, South Asia

Models for financing clean infrastructure in middle income countries - India Environment Portal | News, reports, documents, blogs, data, analysis on environment & development | India, South Asia   This paper by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) examines two financing models for better infrastructure development in emerging economies. The paper compares the

A tough to-do list for India from Paris’ COP21 climate summit

Like everybody else in the energy business, Anil Gupta had followed the negotiations for the climate change deal in Paris closely. His firm Smart Buildings was formed in Bengaluru three years ago, as the more enlightened IT companies in the city had set about improving their energy efficiency. Now that

Bengaluru residents actually breathe in air which has 3-12 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level – says CSE study in the city

Bengaluru is in the grip of rising air pollution. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 57 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years. In more than 85 per cent of monitoring locations, the levels have exceeded standards CSE exposure monitoring provides clinching evidence of alarming dose that