The joint Statement issued at conclusion of the meeting of ministers of BASIC Group at Cape Town. Ministers felt that a legally binding outcome on long-term cooperative action under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol should be concluded at Cancun, Mexico in 2010, or at the latest in South Africa by 2011.

This note by Jairam Ramesh to the sixth Major Economies Forum at Washington clarifies India

Procedure for conduct of public hearing by the State/Union Territory Pollution Control Boards/Committees under the EIA Notification, 2006

This document contains the text of remarks made by Shri Shyam Saran, Special Envoy of PM at the Valedictory Session of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on February 7, 2010.

This document contains the Presentation made by Krishna Kumar, IITM-Pune, to Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon. Minister of Environment and Forests, on 14 Oct. 2009 in New Delhi.

The presentation is focused on the impact of climate change on India

Ministry of Environment and Forests has been implementing the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) since 2001 for conservation and management of polluted and degraded lakes in urban and semi-urban areas. The major objectives of NLCP include
encouraging and assisting state Governments for sustainable management and conservation of lakes. Lakes being major sources of accessible fresh water, require well planned, sustainable and scientific efforts to prevent their degradation and ultimate

The Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), the nodal agency for implementing provisions of CBD in India, developed a strategy for biodiversity conservation at macro-level in 1999 and got the Biological Diversity Act enacted in 2002 followed by the rules thereunder in 2004. There is a need now to develop and

The forestry sector in India is being re-defined with a growing emphasis on poverty alleviation and livelihood opportunities, while at the same time ensuring sustainable management and use of forest resources. The current trend in forest management is towards greater people's participation and involvement of the multi-stakeholders dependent on the forests. This report analyses the various factors related to sustainable forest management.

The Ministry of of Environment and Forests had been bringing out forest statistics based on the data received from the States/UTs. Efforts have been made in the Ministry in obtaining and compiling the data from the States/UTs on important parameters relating to forestry and wildlife and bringing it out in the form of a compilation "Forests and wildlife statistics, India 2004".

Project Tiger has been the first major conservation scheme in India. It has gone through phases of vex and vane. All eyes are set on the fate of charismatic tiger. Every possible effort is being made to save the tiger in spite of various odds. Ironically, demand for tiger parts and products outside India is causing a death blow to tigers in India. Decreasing number of tigers outside India is further accentuating pressure on tigers in India. The project tiger status report has been prepared for the first time to put facts and figures before all concerned.