Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Santi Rani Naskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 28/01/2019 regarding illegal running of a saw mill, South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal.

Order of the High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam in the matter of K. Kuttan Nair Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 15/02/2018 regarding a wood based industrial unit seeking exemption from Kerala Forest (Regulation of Sawmills and Other Wood-based Industrial Units) Rules, 2012.

Appeal is dismissed as the Court says that the reading of the Rule would show that any industrial unit which processes wood as its raw material and includes sawmills, furniture units, veneer units and such other units, are wood-based industrial units.

CDP’s 2017 Global Forests Report draws on the disclosures from 201 companies that responded to the investor request for information on the risks and opportunities linked to four commodities responsible for the majority of deforestation and forest degradation: cattle products, palm oil, timber products and soy.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Climate Investment Funds’ forest investment programme (CIF FIP) have released a report on how unlocking capital can foster forest sector development in Africa and highlights the benefits of forestry investments in Ghana and in West Africa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Gopal Krishna Ojha Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding noise and air pollution caused by cutting of woods and wooden logs by a manufacturer of furniture, Hooghly, West Bengal.

The record of proceeding also states that direction has been issued to the private respondents to obtain consent to operate for use of electrical (motorized) machine for its manufacturing activities.

This report is an outcome of another report. In 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines for the participation of the private sector in afforestation of degraded forests. The guidelines argued that poor productivity of forests has led to a shortage of raw materials to industry.

Sustainable use of wood may contribute to coping with energy and material resource challenges. The goal of this study is to increase knowledge of the environmental effects of wood use by analyzing the complete value chain of all wooden goods produced or consumed in Switzerland. We start from a material flow analysis of current wood use in Switzerland. Environmental impacts related to the material flows are evaluated using life cycle assessment–based environmental indicators.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Jagdish Prasad Yadav vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 29/08/2016 regarding unlicensed saw mils operating in Rajasthan.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of R.Kanagaraj Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/08/2016 regarding pollution caused by Supreme Coated Board Mills Private Ltd., Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu.

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