India's urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, the second highest behind China's one billion, the UN said in this report, noting that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/05/2022.

Challenge in the application is to the Draft Development Plan, 2041 prepared by the Town and Country Planning Department, Himachal Pradesh on the ground that such a plan is contrary to the sustainable development principle and destructive of environment and public safety.

Submission by applicants Manorama Sharma and Sandeep Sachin in a case filed before the National Green Tribunal against TDI Infrastructure Limited.

Rejoinder on behalf of Tejas S Rao Vs State of Karnataka & Others dated 18/01/2022. The appellant (Tejas S Rao) filed an application before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) challenging the order, June 17, 2021 passed by the Magadi Planning authority on the application of the appellant for the establishment of fuel station to an extent of 1 acre at Survey No.4/23, Varthur village, Thaverekere hobli, Bangalore south taluk, Karnataka.

This new report by UNEP and UN-Habitat has identified urbanization as one of five main drivers of environmental change. It has looked at the impact on cities and city residents of related challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. It has also presented the types of solutions that can lead to environmentally sustainable and just cities are also presented 

Increasing the transparency and accountability of urban climate governance in this way will serve as a starting point for identifying investment gaps and exploring opportunities for mobilizing new resources.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on cities – putting unprecedented pressure on municipal budgets and public services, exacerbating inequalities and revealing their extreme fragility to shocks.

The NITI Aayog launched a report on measures to ramp up urban planning capacity in India, recommending 'Healthy City for All' by 2030. The report also recommended a Central Sector Scheme '500 Healthy Cities Programme', for a period of 5 years, wherein priority cities and towns would be selected jointly by the states and local bodies.

All cities around the world face common challenges, related to the provision of housing, water, energy, transport and waste management. Achieving net zero at city scale requires a transformation in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed in support of these services.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Council of Engineers & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 19/07/2021 regarding restitution of designated green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana and stopping of its unlawful conversion into residential plots and by planting saplings of indigenous trees equal to twenty time the trees felled by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT). The application said that 54 trees have been illegally felled.

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