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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority Vs Maradu Municipality & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding Maradu flat demolition, Ernakulum, Kerala. The SC expressed its dissatisfaction at the affidavit filed by the Chief Secretary of Kerala and said that no concrete plan has been made to undertake the demolition.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding construction of various buildings in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. It had also been indicated that the infraction also pertain to the Jharkhand High Court Building, Jhakahand Vidhan Sabha, P & M Hi-Tech City Centre Mall, Jamshedpur, Vijaya Garden Homes and Aastha Twin City.

The latest Global Liveability Index for 2019 shows that the living conditions in India's largest metropolises, Mumbai and New Delhi, are getting worse. The capital's "appalling air quality" as well as downgrades to its culture and stability score have pulled down its ranking on this year's index.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mangesh Mahadev Parab Vs M/s. New Monarch Builders and Contractors & Others dated 03/09/2019 regarding applicability of the EIA Notification, 2006, for the constructions being undertaken by M/s. New Monarch Builders and Contractors in respect of Slum Redevelopment Project on CTS Nos. 706, 706/1 to 106/11, 706/14 to 15 and 706/22 of village Marol at Andheri (East), Mumbai-400059 under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/09/2019 regarding non-implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 in the State of Jharkhand in respect of building constructions. It is stated that the State of Jharkhand has undertaken various major constructions of buildings particularly in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the EIA Notification, 2006 even when it is mandatory in respect of structures having more than 20,000 Sq.

Buildings that emit no greenhouse gas emissions during their operation are vital to meeting the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets. But in the past, zero carbon buildings have been assumed to be only attainable by technologically advanced or wealthy countries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/08/2019 regarding illegal mining and construction activity by M/s Glen Apple Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Construction of a five-star banquet hall without the requisite ‘Consent to Establish’ has started, which is a violation of mining norms as well as ground water extraction norms and other required consents. The illegal activities are causing damage to the environment and the public health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of AVVS. Subrahmanayam Vs Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park & Others dated 28/08/2019 regarding pollution by Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. NGT had asked the State Pollution Control Board, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Andhra Pradesh, State of Andhra Pradesh and National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) to file an affidavit on the matter but SPCB alone had filed the affidavit. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 20/08/2019 regarding illegal cutting of trees and encroachment by a colonizer on the Government land and Saraswati River at A.B. Road, village Bijalpur, District Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings between now and 2050 could pump out climate change pollution equivalent to one million cars on the road every year, a new report by New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has revealed.

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