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The work summarized in this report fills a knowledge gap by contributing to an improved understanding of the links between competitiveness and pollution. Specifically, it argues that pollution need not be an inevitable consequence of development.

Report of Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal in Sanjay Chauhan Vs CCL & Others (Original Application 39/2020/EZ) vide order June 22, 2020.

The matter related to investigation into environmental violations by Central Coalfields Ltd in Piparwar open cast project (OCP).

The objective of this report is to document practical experiences and lessons from EV adoption in ride-hailing. BluSmart, a new all-electric car ride-hailing service in India, was selected for this demonstration.

It presents an update on the progress on the implementation of the Pollution Action Plan adopted at UNEA-4 in resolution 4/21, including some highlights in implementing the specific deliverables identified in the Plan. The Plan aims to build synergies across the work of UNEP and to provide the glue across the dimensions of pollution, i.e.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Kumar Agarwal Vs Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board dated 24/08/2020.

Two applications were filed before the NGT (one of it by Sushila Touring Hotel) challenging the orders of the Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board. The SPCB had asked the hotels that arrangements must be made for sewage treatment. Also consent to operate should be taken in terms of the Water Act, 1974 and Air Act, 1981.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in "The Times of India" Authored by Shri Vishwa Mohan titled "NCAP with multiple timelines to clean air in 102 cities to be released around August 15" dated 21/08/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Roshan Joshi Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 17/08/2020. Grievance in this application was against setting up of a petrol pump in Dehradun in violation of siting guidelines - so as to maintain safe distance from residential area in view of health and safety concerns. It was submitted that ignoring the said guidelines, the District Magistrate had issued the no objection certificate.

Transboundary pollution in the surrounding provinces of Banten and West Java are major contributors to air pollution in Jakarta City. Air pollutant emissions both in Jakarta and in surrounding provinces have been increasing, worsening Jakarta’s air quality. Even with COVID-19, air quality in the capital city did not significantly improve.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps to control air pollution taken by the government of NCT of Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps taken by the state of Punjab to control air pollution.

An affidavit was filed in the SC on behalf of state of Punjab and with respect to it the court asked for clarification and submission of a report.

Some of the issues raised by the apex court are the following:

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