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Over 80 per cent of the 51 Indian companies responding to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India have reported one or more types of emission reduction targets and initiatives this year, a new re

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kasala Malla Reddy and Others VS State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding pollution caused by the industrial units especially the pharmaceutical industries in Patancheru and Bollaram, Medak District of Telangana.

The Highlights of the Judgement are the following: 

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M/s.Narmathaa Textiles Limited Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding payment of consent fees by Narmathaa Textiles to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. NGT directs that consent fee should not include the period during the textile unit was not functioning.

Businesses in India are increasingly focusing on setting their emission reduction and renewable energy targets by aligning themselves with the country's climate action plan under the Paris Agreement, an analysis by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India said in a report.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta (In Re Report No. 72 filed by EPCA and Allocation fo Natural Gas to IGL) Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding use of furnace oil and pet-coke in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan and fixing pollution standards for industries.

Mains Points of the Order are the following: 

1. Supreme Court places a ban on use of Furnace Oil and Pet-Coke in the States of U.P., Haryana and Rajasthan. The ban will take effect from 1st November, 2017.

It Will Hasten Crisis, Claim Activists

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Policies that encourage sustainable growth and entrepreneurship have the potential to ignite a green industrial revolution in Africa. Transformative economic and ‘green growth’ policies, combined with entrepreneurship, could enable Africa to ‘leap frog’ to a clean, resource-efficient modern economy.

The 2017 Africa regional report on Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) assesses the continent’s performance in domesticating and implementing the two development frameworks since their adoption in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

This report, the first study in Africa, explores how African governments use financial models to manage oil & gas and mining projects.