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The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as a truly historic moment in the fight against climate change.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Department of Public Health Engineering - Govt. of West Bengal Vs Society for Direct Initiative for Social & Health Action (DISHA) dated 31/05/2017 regarding digging of tube wells falling within CRZ area, Mouza Dadanpatra, District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Mehdad & Others Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 31/05/2017 regarding declaration and notification of the CZMP (Coastal Zone Management Plans) in relation to coastal states. NGT says that it is evident that the states are not coordinating and that despite lapse of more than 6 years the hazardous line which is a very foundation of the preparation of CZMP, has not been fixed.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs Vs Bird’s View Resort & Others dated 30/05/2017 regarding unauthorized construction of hotels in close vicinity of Kasauli area in the State of Himachal Pradesh. It was brought before the notice of the court that there are instances where plans were sanctioned for a limited purpose but they have been flagrantly violated, for instance, where 7 rooms were sanctioned, 50 rooms have been constructed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. S.P. Surendranath Karthik Vs Southern Railway Chennai & Others dated 26/05/2017 regarding encroachment alongside railway tracks in between Old Washermanpet and Vyasarpadi Jeeva stations, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Nilgiri Hotel & Others dated 26/05/2017 regarding unauthorized construction in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh. NGT noted that even though Hotel Devshikha was granted consent to operate no inspection was conducted by SPCB. NGT expressed its displeasure at the report submitted by the Junior Engineer of the State Pollution Control Board and said that the report is primarily prepared for convenience of the hotel.

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has announced Africa’s first residential project that has met the EDGE resource-efficiency standard, which will be receiving EDGE final certification

Cities depend on a healthy natural environment that continuously provides a range of services or benefits to society and the economy. Managing the urban environment is, however, a complex task.

Africa is urbanizing late but fast.

KAMPALA, UGANDA - Emmanuel Mpaka lives in Bukasa at the edge of Lake Victoria and has done so since 2011.

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