Construction and demolition waste (C&DW) comprises the largest waste stream in the EU, with relatively stable amounts produced over time and high recovery rates.

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement and glass.

In a four-pronged solution, government think-tank NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) have released the report of the ‘Task Force on Clean Industry’ to tackle Delhi’s air pollution crisis.

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report "Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront: Coordinated action for the building and construction sector to tackle embodied carbon" demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurinder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding illegalities in the project of setting up of commercial towers on built up area of more than 12 lakhs sqm in Haryana. The activity started in May 2016 and environmental clearance was given only May 2018. Also, no clearance was taken from the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/09/2019 regarding non-implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 in the State of Jharkhand in respect of building constructions. It is stated that the State of Jharkhand has undertaken various major constructions of buildings particularly in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the EIA Notification, 2006 even when it is mandatory in respect of structures having more than 20,000 Sq.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/08/2019 regarding illegal mining and construction activity by M/s Glen Apple Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Construction of a five-star banquet hall without the requisite ‘Consent to Establish’ has started, which is a violation of mining norms as well as ground water extraction norms and other required consents. The illegal activities are causing damage to the environment and the public health.

Constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings between now and 2050 could pump out climate change pollution equivalent to one million cars on the road every year, a new report by New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has revealed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjeev S J, President, Environmental Protection and Research Council Vs State of Kerala dated 30/07/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) for a construction project by M/s Draganstone Realty Pvt. Ltd. obtained by concealing facts about the actual built up area. Report from State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) said that EC was granted on June 2018, which has since expired and the new application is still pending.

Appreciating the decision of NGT (National Green Tribunal) of imposing Rs 2 crore fine on Gammon Construction and other Companies for dumping muck in Tawi River and polluting it, former MLA & P

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