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China will encourage labor-intensive manufacturing industries located along the eastern coast to relocate inland, it said in a new 2016-2020 plan to develop the economy of its western regions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Ashok Vihar Mitra Mandel Vs. The Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 23/12/2016 regarding pickling industries located in Delhi.

NGT directs the Chief Secretary of NCT of Delhi to take up a meeting of DDA, DSIIDC, Society running the plant, DPCC and the Applicant (M/s Ashok Vihar Mitra Mandel) may also be present, to take a decision as to whether the pickling industries should be closed in furtherance to the policy decision taken. And secondly how the hazardous waste is to be dealt.

The closure of Nokia's mobile phone assembly plant in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, just eight years after it commenced production, illustrates how corporations can quit operations at a point when it is no longer profitable for them to continue, while the impact of such closures on workers is profound. The special economic zones policy of the state actively promoted corporate-led industrialisation promising employment, and creating aspirations among young workers.

This report presents the Task Force’s recommendations for climate-related financial disclosures and includes supporting information on climate-related risks and opportunities, scenario analysis, and issues that the Task Force considered in developing its recommendations.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Pyrocast India Private Limited Vs. Haryana State Pollution Control Board dated 14/12/2016 regarding pollution caused by M/s. Pyrocast India Private Limited, Haryana. Haryana State Pollution Control Board has submitted before NGT the short-comings of the industry. It was also brought before the notice of NGT that the industrial unit of the applicant also did not have consent to operate.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All India Lokadhikar Sangathan Vs Govt. Of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 13/12/2016 regarding steel pickling units in Delhi. Counsel appearing for the DPCC submits that in furtherance to the Minutes of the Meeting dated 22-11-2016 held between representatives of Department of Industries and Environment GNCTD, DDA, CPCB and DPCC a policy decision has been taken that the pickling industries would continue to be considered as impermissible and shall fall under the prohibited category.

Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released by UNCTAD.

The reform of the EU Emissions Trading System could hand more than €230 billion in subsidies to energy intensive industries, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory shows.

The Standing Committee on Finance present this Thirty-Seventh Report on the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

This report provides oil and gas companies and their investors with a framework to assess the resilience of company portfolios to climate- and technology driven shifts in demand, and to provide decision-useful insights that will help companies mitigate the vulnerabilities they face as energy markets transition to a low carbon future.

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