Eighth report of the Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal under the Chairmanship of Justice B. D. Agarwal submitted to the NGT on 15/01/2021.

The genesis of the constitution of the Committee, appointed by the NGT was based on news item reports of July 6, 2012 of thirty coal labourers trapped inside a coal mine at Nongalbibra in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Fifteen of them died inside the coal mine.

Record of minutes of twenty fourth sitting of the Committee constituted by the NGT under the Chairmanship of Justice B. D. Agarwal on August 3, 2020 to consider the report submitted by the North East Regional Directorate of Central Pollution Control Board on coke oven units of Meghalaya.

Coal 2020 highlights recent global and regional trends in coal demand, supply and trade, and an outlook to 2025. The extraordinary circumstances in 2020 impacted coal markets and lend uncertainty to how they will be tailored in a post-Covid-19 economic recovery.

Joint inspection report in the matter of Original Application No. 61/2019/EZ in the matter of Tripurari Singh Vs Ministry of Railways dated 06/11/2020. In pursuance to the National Green Tribunal order of July 17, 2020 a committee was constituted comprising of members from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) and the District Magistrate of Hazaribagh to inspect the Banadag railway siding.

This report “China Nationally Determined Contribution and Domestic 14th Power Five-Year-Plan” shows that power industry plans to build new coal-fired power plants after 2020 contradict China’s 2060 carbon neutrality target. The report calls for China to initiate a policy process to phase out coal-fired power plants.

To keep the window open to limit global warming to 1.5 C, countries need to accelerate transformation towards a net-zero emissions future across all sectors at a far faster pace than recent trends, according to this report from World Resources Institute and ClimateWorks Foundation, with input from Climate Action Tracker.

Adani group, owner of India’s most valuable energy company, should lead the Indian energy strategy by further aligning itself with the government’s vision for energy independence and fast-growing reliance on renewables. This has been stated in a new report released by US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Reform of support for fossil fuels is often identified as a priority for a country’s fiscal consolidation efforts and for climate action to align financial flows with low-carbon pathways.

Coal-based power is one of the most resourceintensive and polluting industries. On 07 December 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change introduced stricter environmental standards for coal-based thermal power plants under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chander Verma & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 14/10/2020.

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