Committee report on functional audit of SEIAA, Uttar Pradesh in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order in OA No. 199/2021 (Saviour Park Apartment Owners Association Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others).

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on February 25, 2022 has issued the Draft Building Construction Environment Management Regulations, 2022. This shall come into force on the final day of the publication.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahakar Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 06/01/2022. Issue for consideration is the remedial action against illegal cutting of trees, extraction of groundwater and construction without Environmental Clearance (EC) for the project of Wave City at Ghaziabad and High-Tech City at NOIDA by the project proponent (PP) M/s Uppal Chadha Hi Tech Developers Pvt. Ltd.

The matter was considered by the NGT in the last two years and the court had passed orders with respect to it.

Developed by the Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), the report tracks the buildings and construction sector progress towards meeting the Paris Agreement goals, based on key indicators for energy use, emissions, technologies, policies, and investments globally.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mythily Manoharan Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2021.

The application sought review of NGT order, June 24, 2021 in response to the allegation of violation of environmental norms by Radhey Radhey Builders, Nasirpur, Delhi in the course of loading and unloading of material in heavy trucks 24x7.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of H. P. Ranjanna Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/07/2021. The matter related to construction activities around the wetland area in Bengaluru, Karnataka - the city had a large number of lakes, but there is substantial extinction/disappearance due to encroachment, reclamation in the name of development.

The issue of ecological damage to the area between two lakes namely Kaikondarahalli Lake and Kasavanahalli Lake was taken by the NGT. 

A new report from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), supported by professional services firm, Arup, calls on the built environment industry to adopt a whole life-cycle approach to assessing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Baban Borkar Vs M/s. Paranjape Construction & Others dated 24/05/2021. The matter related to construction by PSC Pacific of a commercial complex 'Xion' mixed use development at Hingewadi, Pune, Maharashtra beyond the "validity period of the Environment Clearance (EC)" and that EC conditions were not adhered to. It was alleged that the project proponent had undertaken constructions in deviation of the approved plans. Further additional constructions had taken place without obtaining appropriate EC.

This report aims at providing an overview of the challenge that chemicals of concern pose in the context of products relevant for the building and construction sector.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Janta Land Promoters Ltd. Vs Punjab Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/01/2020.