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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