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The recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus on implementing new efficiency policies, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

A new scorecard rating companies headquartered in Singapore and Malaysia on their palm oil sustainability commitments has found that the majority do not disclose any information on their sourcing p

Bengaluru will host the country’s largest environment and sustainability festival from October 2 to October 11.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underscore the need to address broad inequalities in their quest to ‘leave no-one behind.’ Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences is a groundbreaking United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study tha

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biswajit Mukherjee Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/09/2017 regarding grant of licence for setting up fire cracker manufacturing units in the State of West Bengal. Tribunal directs the Addl. Chief Secretary, in-charge of Industry, Commerce and Enterprises Department to file an action taken report on the next date of hearing.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K.U Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/09/2017 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) and CRZ Clearance granted to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., (IOC) for LPG Import Terminal at Puthuvypeen SEZ (Cochin Port Trust, Cochin) by MoEF & CC. NGT while dismissing the Application quoted cases where it was necessary to protect the project proponent from the delayed litigation when certain investments have been made by the project proponent and substantial development might have been done.

This global report maps 39 dimensions of country risk that are material to the private sector, using globally comparable datasets produced by international institutions.

Problems such as water pollution, unemployment, high greenhouse gas emissions and corruption not only undermine the progress of sustainable development efforts worldwide, they also threaten the abi

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Shailendra Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 18/09/2017 regarding pollution caused by industries in Pali, Rajasthan. NGT makes it clear that those industries that are not linked to the CETP through the pipe line will be liable to be closed down as the transportation of the pollutants to the CETP through tankers is not proving to be viable alternative.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of M/s Lubok Caron LLP vs. RSPCB & Others dated 18/09/2017 regarding land conversion for industrial areas, Rajasthan. NGT directs M/s Lubok Caron LLP to approach the RIICO / Industrial Department State of Rajasthan for alternate site to be allotted. The Tribunal also cautioned that disposal of the tyres of automobiles is also an environmental concern and it will be the duty of the state to ensure that proper disposal facility is created for the said purpose.

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