The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on February 01, 2024, issued the Environment Audit Notification.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on January 31, 2024, issued a notification regarding the declaration of the Union Territory of Ladakh as an Air Pollution Control Area.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on January 30, 2024, issued the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2024, to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on January 30, 2024, issued the Draft End-of-Life Vehicles (Management) Rules, 2024.

There are 718 snow leopards in India. However, only a third of their habitat is under legal protection, showed a report released by the Government of India and non-profit organisations on January 30, 2024.

The central government has excluded some species from the process of issuing licences for their wildlife trade in the revised rules that have come after four decades.

The Central Government is promoting the eco-friendly use of ash, especially in ash-based products manufactured by micro and small enterprises. The government has amended the ash utilization notification, originally issued on December 31, 2021. The present notification was published on January 1, 2024.

India’s Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was submitted on December 9, 2023. The report contains information on India’s greenhouse gas emissions, its vulnerability to climate change, and the measures it is taking to mitigate emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change has issued a significant notification on October 25, 2023, introducing the Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2023. These rules, amended from the 2022 version, bring new obligations and responsibilities for battery producers, recyclers, and refurbishers.

The Central Government has notified the E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment Rules, 2023. These rules aim to ensure secure, accountable, and sustainable management of e-waste, specifically focusing on refrigerants generated during the manufacture and end-of-life of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

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