Nature-based Solutions (NbS) can help cities address urgent and fundamental environmental challenges by bringing ecosystems services back into cities and rebalancing cities’ relationships with their surrounding areas.

The 5-day session in Bonn was spent in restoring a sense of balance in the draft agreement and not excluding the voice of developing countries. CSE warns that much time has been lost in the process and this is going to make arriving at a Global Climate Change Agreement in Paris even more challenging. Essential that mitigation efforts are distributed equitably and global carbon budget is not exceeded

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on eradication of dry latrine system, 24/07/2014. One among the questions asked was about the roadmap and the time-frame for the complete eradication of the dry latrine system in India.

According to this new report released by WHO on July 10, 2014 at the United Nations General Assembly, 38 million people die each year from NCDs (28 million in developing countries), mainly from cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) have begun working on a feasibility study for the construction of waste water treatment plants on the Ravi river at two sites at an amount of Rs 486 million.
Read more in this October 2013 edition of the Monthly Pakistan State of the Environment Report published by the South Asia Environment Portal. Read and Share.

Pioneers and trailblazers, whose work has had a significant and positive impact on the environment, are set to receive the UN's highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.The prize is awarded annually by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector.

The issues of `Framing ecologically sound policy for dealing with linear intrusion’ was discussed during the 5th Meeting of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) held on 18th March 2010 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister wherein it was resolved that the Ministry would formulate necessary guidelines.

The parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal have considered the difficulties involved in identifying and managing used [and waste pneumatic] tyres, given their potential harmful effects on human health and the environment.

A survey on fuel economy in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was conducted to assist ASEAN and its Member Countries to adopt a pro-active approach to promote fuel economy by establishing a common framework for adopting fuel economy policies and measures.