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Amid mounting concerns over the impact of plastic on the environment, Nestlé India, the country’s largest foods company, has started a returns programme for its flagship product Maggi noodles.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aditya N. Prasad & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/11/2018 regarding installation of Stage-I and Stage-II Vapor Recovery Devices (VRDs) at all fuel stations, distribution centers, terminals, railway loading/unloading facilities and airports in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Such devices are required to safeguard against Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) released in the process of transfer of petroleum products.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Navroz Mody Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/11/2018 regarding remediation of mercury contamination on account of manufacture of thermometers by M/s Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL) at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. The applicant, a local resident, moved this Tribunal on 25.01.2017 objecting to the remediation work undertaken by HUL. It was also prayed that remediation procedures should be as per applicable guidelines in standards. The matter was considered with regard to the standard to be applied.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) Vs. Union of India & Others dated 31/10/2018 regarding direction to close down operations of units functioning in violation of Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and the Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/10/2018 regarding the issue of burning of firecrackers during Diwali and other festivals/occasions.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushant Tripathi, General Secretary, Dakshin Gujarat Kamdar Parishad, Surat Vs. Chinko Silk Mills dated 31/10/2018 regarding high pollution in peripheral areas of Udhna Udyog Nagar and other nearby residential area at Surat, Gujarat by Chinko Silk Mills.

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) is pleased to submit another input to the Talanoa Dialogue in an answer to the Dialogue’s “How do we get there?” question.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/10/2018 regarding pollution caused by Graphite India in Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka. Graphite India has been directed to deposit an amount of Rs. 50 lakhs with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board.

Energy Efficiency 2018, the sixth edition in the IEA Market Report Series, is the global tracker of trends and indicators in energy efficiency and an invaluable resource for energy efficiency policy makers and market actors.

In the midst of rapid technological change, political polarization and a fragile economic recovery, it is critical that define, assess and implement new pathways to growth and prosperity.

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