The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bill that will set up for the first time a network of dedicated environmental courts in the country has been cleared by the Cabinet. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment has proposed certain amendments to the Bill.

Asia and the Pacific has experienced dramatic environmental change over the last 10

The environment and forests ministry (MoEF) plans to launch a National Green Tribunal along with a network of specialised environment courts across the country, which could be crucial in tackling India's deteriorating environmental record.

KOCHI: The Green Bench of the Kerala High Court, which deals with petitions pertaining to environmental issues, started functioning on Friday.

The Bench, comprising Chief Justice S R Bannurmath and Justice Thottathil Radhakrishan, will be holding sittings every Friday.


The Kerala high court decided to set up a green bench in November to hear environment-related cases every week
The "green bench" of the Kerala high court on Friday gave its first directive by asking authorities to immediately set up a garbage treatment plant near the Periyar River to save it from pollution.

Aarti Dhar

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the National Green Tribunal Bill paving the way for setting up a National Green Tribunal to settle civil disputes concerning environment-related issues.

The National Green Tribunal Bill had been cleared by the Cabinet in July, and introduced in Parliament that referred it to a Standing Committee.

Specialized environmental courts and tribunals (ECTs) are making major contributions to access to justice, environmental governance, and protection of the environment around the world. Their growth is spectacular

This paper examines the effectiveness of environment courts in the PRC and elsewhere, so that the lessons learned can be applied in the PRC and in other developing countries. It also recommends ways to promote environmental justice in the PRC, given that the 11 environment courts are no longer enough to handle the rapidly increasing caseload throughout the country.

The proposal to set up a Green Bench at the Kerala High Court augurs well for the speedy disposal of environment-related cases in the State.

K.G. Kumar

A bill to create a green tribunal was tabled in the Lok Sabha on July 31. Will it ease the burden of courts like the government claims? Lawyers and activists Sumana Narayanan spoke to believe the bill in its present form will centralize legal recourse to environmental matters Sanjay Parikh, Advocate, Delhi The bill talks of the tribunal dealing with