Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Bisht Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 03/09/2021. The issue for consideration was compliance of provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in the process of construction of a road by the State PWD at Jaminipar, district Almora, Uttarakhand.

Using land alone to remove the world’s carbon emissions to achieve ‘net zero’ by 2050 would require at least 1.6 billion hectares of new forests, equivalent to five times the size of India or more than all the farmland on the planet, reveals a new Oxfam report.

Factual and action taken report on behalf of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force (HoFF), Uttarakhand in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, September 11, 2020.

The matter related to alleged violation of environmental norms in the construction of Kotila-Gawad-Suraikhet motor road in Almora district, Uttarakhand. It was said that a large number of trees have been damaged and illegally felled and other violations committed during the construction of the said road.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Council of Engineers & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 19/07/2021 regarding restitution of designated green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana and stopping of its unlawful conversion into residential plots and by planting saplings of indigenous trees equal to twenty time the trees felled by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT). The application said that 54 trees have been illegally felled.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Society for Protection Ophiofauna and Animal Rights (OPORS) Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 15/07/2021.

The matter related to felling of trees in the forest area of the Bichabhanga on the periphery of Gorumara National Park for construction of an over-bridge.

A new report by Amazon Watch and Stand.Earth finds that most banks have failed to implement policies that would prevent the worst impacts of the oil industry in the Amazon.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of H. C. Arora Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 30/06/2021 regarding illegal cutting of 176 fully grown trees in village Roshanpur, block Bhunar Heri, district Patiala, Punjab. The applicant had made a series of representations to the concerned departments, without any result.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhkaran Vs State of Haryana dated 28/05/2021.

Grievance in this application is against cutting of trees by the health department for establishing water tanks at khevat No. 63/2, khasra No. 207, village Nimar Badesara, district Bhiwani, Haryana. It is stated that the trees in question are of rare species – Khair and Kheri.

Tropical forests around the world are being destroyed at an alarming rate, even in 2020 when the global economy slowed dramatically during the pandemic. A new report offers insight into a primary driver of this deforestation – and our unwitting complicity as consumers.

As humanity’s demand on natural resources is increasingly exceeding Earth’s biological rate of regeneration, environmental deterioration such as greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, ocean acidification and groundwater depletion is accelerating. As a result, the capacity of ecosystems to renew biomass, herein referred to as ‘biocapacity’, is becoming the material bottleneck for the human economy.

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