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India has opened up the coal sector completely for commercial mining for all local and global firms after easing restrictions on end-use and prior experience in auctions via an ordinance, but the mining minister said the move will not hurt state-monopoly Coal India.

At least 10,349 persons working in the farm sector ended their lives in 2018, accounting for 7.7 per cent of the total 1,34,516 suicides in the country, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India dated 08/01/2020 regarding impact of beaching and ship breaking method, India.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/1/2020 regarding effect of mining on vegetation.

Global growth is projected to be slightly faster in 2020 than the post-crisis low registered last year. While growth could be stronger if reduced trade tensions mitigate uncertainty, the balance of risks to the outlook is to the downside.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 dated 07/01/2020 regarding status of compliance of waste management and other issues in different States/UTs in compliance of earlier orders of the NGT.

The year 2019 was the seventh warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901 according to IMD's Statement on Climate of India during 2019.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 (hereinafter Wetlands Rules) under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 as regulatory framework for conservation and management of wetlands in India.

This report is the background document providing the basis for the Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) that is being published simultaneously.

As climate change continues to affect the frequency and intensity of weather events, and as demographic patterns shift around the world, the impact of natural disasters – including financial costs – will only increase. Building resilience and properly planned disaster mitigation efforts are therefore critical.

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