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.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on June 27, 2023, issued notification for draft Green Credit Programme Implementation Rules 2023.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on April 28, 2023, issued the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (Imposition, Collection, and Utilization of Environmental Compensation for Stubble Burning) Rules, 2023.

The Central Government vide notification dated 27th April, 2023 has issued the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2023. The registration granted under this rule shall be changed only on the request of Producers, Importers & Brand owners, under the existing Extended Producer Responsibility registration.