Asia Pacific Sustainability Index 2021

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Recently the Asia Pacific Sustainability Index 2021 was launched by Knight Frank, a global property advisor.

  • The index ranks 36 cities on the basis of urbanisation pressure, carbon emissions, climate risk and government initiatives.

  • Four Indian cities, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai have been ranked in the top 20 sustainable cities in this index.

  • Indian cities rank

  • Bangalore ranks first among Indian cities. Whereas it is ranked 14th in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Bengaluru is the only Indian city to have achieved the 'Gold' standard category.

  • Bengaluru is followed by Delhi, which is ranked 17th in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Hyderabad is ranked 3rd in India and 18th in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Mumbai ranks 4th among Indian cities and 20th in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • World cities rank

  • Singapore tops this index.

  • It is followed by Sydney, Wellington, Perth and Melbourne.

  • Green bond in india

  • According to the report, there has been an increase of 523% year-on-year in issuance of green bonds in India.

  • It was USD 1.1 billion in 2020 and has increased to USD 6.8 billion in 2021.

  • Currently, India has become the sixth largest country in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of the total amount of green bonds issued in 2021.

  • Green Bonds in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • The sector issued USD 126 billion in green bonds in 2021, according to estimates from the Climate Bonds Initiative.

  • China issued the largest amount of bonds worth USD 68 billion.

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