Climate change is a global issue, but cities—particularly ones with high population densities and robust economic activity—are likely to find themselves on the frontlines of adapting to climate extremes.

The latest Global Liveability Index for 2019 shows that the living conditions in India's largest metropolises, Mumbai and New Delhi, are getting worse. The capital's "appalling air quality" as well as downgrades to its culture and stability score have pulled down its ranking on this year's index.

Cities worked together to summarize the most relevant information and actionable findings related to the latest science on 1.5°C.

Developing Asia’s gross domestic product is forecast to slow from 5.9% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019 and 5.5% in 2020. Inflation across developing Asia is forecast to increase from 2.5% in 2018 to 2.7% this year and in 2020. Growth in developing Asia is moderating but remains robust.

The per capita income (PCI) of Telangana has touched the Rs 2 lakh mark in the fiscal 2018-19. The Socio-Economic Outlook Report - 2019 shows that the state's average rose from Rs 1,80,697 in the fiscal 2017-18 to Rs 2,05,696 in the 2018-19 financial year, registering a growth of 13.8% at current prices.

Buildings that emit no greenhouse gas emissions during their operation are vital to meeting the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets. But in the past, zero carbon buildings have been assumed to be only attainable by technologically advanced or wealthy countries.

Indians are clear about aspirations and their preparedness to achieve them, finds the BankBazaar Aspiration Index report. The study covered 1,828 respondents across 12 cities. Here are more findings from the report.

Ghana’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects explores the challenges and opportunities of Africa’s transformation through an integrated economic and political analysis.

This research is part of a process of evidence generation to help protect and improve the food systems of the urban poor in the city of Bandung, in a period of rapid urbanisation and modernisation. It focuses on the role of street food vendors and informal food providers, who have a contested place in the city’s growth.

The planet is becoming increasingly urban. In many ways, the urbanization wave and the unprecedented urban growth of the past 20 years have created a sense of urgency and an impetus for change.

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