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The Central Government makes the following rules further to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules. 1986. namely: These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2018.

According to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013, it is mandatory to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and prepare a Social Impact Management Plan (SMP) for acquisition of land by government for its own use, hold and control or by public-private partners

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) revised the environmental standards for coal-based thermal power stations in 2015. The deadline to comply with the standards expired in 2017; no progress was however made by the industry.

Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in the country to come up with this inventory of greenhouse emissions (CGH). The energy sectors account for the highest amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the State with emissions touching 82.79 million tons of CO2 equivalent (eq) in 2013-14. Of this, 37.026 million tons of CO2 eq were emitted from electricity generation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Pawan Dyeing Vs. Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) & Others dated 02/07/2018 regarding dyeing industries in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh operating without the requisite NOC/authorization from CGWA.

With the deadline for receiving public suggestions and comments on the draft coastal regulations zone (CRZ) 2018 ending a fortnight back, the central government has carried out amendments for location of defence-related projects in CRZ and aspects related to the hazard line.

Maharashtra government has proposed, in case of multi-layered packaging, using single-layer plastic with other layers under its ambit.

Aluminum is the second most used metal in the world after steel with an annual consumption of 88 Million Tonnes (including scrap). Aluminum Consumption in India at 2.5 kg per capita is much below the global average of 11kg per capita.

Increasing global demand for natural resources is intensifying competition for land across the developing world, pushing companies onto territories that many Indigenous Peoples and rural communities have sustainably managed for generations.

In response to increasing demands for transparency and actionable, climate-related information, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) established the industry-led Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force).

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