The First Global Assessment of Air Pollution Legislation (GAAPL) presents the findings of a study of air quality legislation in 194 countries and the European Union.

There is considerable anxiety about the international impact of unilateral action on climate change. Environmentalists are concerned that it leads to ‘carbon leakage’, that is, the migration of high-emissions activities from relatively tight regulatory environments to more lenient jurisdictions.

The report provides a synthesis of global trends in climate change litigation (or simply ‘climate litigation’), a growing global phenomenon. It updates on known case numbers, metrics and categorisations, and considers some of the most relevant trends in the arguments and strategies employed by litigants.

The Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare on June 23, 2021 has published a draft of Insecticides (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Insecticides Rules, 1971 and to inform all persons likely to be affected thereby.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has issued the Food Security (Assistance to State Governments) (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Food Security (Assistance to State Governments) Rules, 2015.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) on June 14, 2021 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The International Center for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE) has outlined an innovative methodology for the development of science-based legal indicators of effectivity.

The Ministry of Power has set up an expert panel comprising prominent members of various industry bodies to prepare the Draft National Electricity Policy 2021. From time to time, the central government, in consultation with states, reviews and revises the National Electricity Policy and Tariff Policy under the Electricity Act, 2003.

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft amendment to Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2021, which allows net metering for rooftop solar systems of loads up to 500 kW or up to the sanctioned load, whichever is lower and net billing (gross metering) or net feed-in for above 500 kW.

The Ministry of Law and Justice has notified the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service), Ordinance 2021 to reduce Tenure of Tribunal Members, their appointment.