Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Eco Green Park Society Vs. M/s Om Construction and Builders & Others dated 12/01/2017 regarding inadequate drainage systems in Bhopal causing floods. NGT observed that the "nallahs which are the drainage and salient features of the undulating countryside around Bhopal have a significant role to play for the environment and their drainage and carrying capacity also needs to be surveyed from time to time. The work of cleaning of nallahs needs to be taken up on regular basis."

Economic inequality, societal polarization, and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next ten years — not least of all this year says this report.

To support cities in emerging countries address climate change, UN-Habitat and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), with the support of the European

This paper presents the results of an investigation of selected census towns in northern India. Census towns are settlements that India's census classifies as urban although they continue to be governed as rural settlements.

Urban populations are projected to increase from 54% to 66% of the global population by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. Cities and towns—a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions—will need to address challenges posed by climate change.

Growing interest in the concept of urban climate change resilience (UCCR) recognizes the complexity of rapid urbanization and uncertainties associated with climate change. This working paper synthesizes existing knowledge on urban climate change resilience to identify seven entry points for actions.

This document discusses the importance of bringing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to urban planning in order to create safer spaces for citizens.

Transforming Chennai analyses how urban planning and the business climate shaped micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) resilience to the effects of the December 2015 floods in Chennai, India. The core of this study is the primary research conducted with thirty-five MSMEs and two large corporations.

This report considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives of the New Urban Agenda.

This Sustainable Urbanization Strategy outlines how UNDP is responding to rapid urbanization in developing countries and its consequences for sustainable development. It outlines how UNDP will support countries and cities, building upon its past and current work on urbanization.

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