This report provides an analysis of the climate change litigation landscape, aiming to better define the boundaries of this growing global phenomenon and further understand its development and impact. Seven key drivers are identified as well as three major factors that describe why climate litigation has become a global phenomenon.

The Government of India has notified Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 vide Gazette notification under reference G.S.R. 225(E) dated 30th March, 2021. In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules, 2013. The Copyright Rules, 2013 were last amended in the year 2016.

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy on 17th March 2021 has published the Draft Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.

This publication from the IGF Secretariat provides governments with a series of policy options that will help ensure their mining frameworks support the social and economic advancement of women while minimizing the risks and negative impacts of mining operations in their countries.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 2nd March 2021 has published the Central Motor Vehicles (Third Amendment) Rules, 2021 which has made it mandatory for automakers to offer airbags for front passengers on new vehicle models manufactured from 1st April 2021.

The Ministry of Power has notified Electricity (Late Payment Surcharge) Rules, 2021, reducing the interest rate on late payments by power distribution companies (discoms). The new rules are aimed at improving the liquidity of power discoms by reducing the interest charged on late payment of dues to power producing companies.

The UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020 Status Review provides an overview of the current state of climate change litigation globally, as well as an assessment of global climate change litigation trends. It finds that a rapid increase in climate litigation has occurred around the world.

Order of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of Ranjan Srivastava Vs Union of India.

The petitioner had requested the court for direction to enable and make it lawful for him to exercise "his supreme right regarding his life and body whereby he makes/performs Live Body Donation(Jeevit Deh Daan) of his human body and of all his living organ and tissues for the desperate and suffering needy by walking into an operation theater of a suitable facility at a suitable time and for making multiple gifts of life to desperately suffering and dying individuals".

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rakesh Vaishnav & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/01/2021.

The matter related to validity of three farm laws and the protest by the farmers against these laws:

(1) Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020

This report seeks to understand the kind of framework India requires for effective climate litigation. It seeks to analyse the idea of climate litigation, investigate climate litigation frameworks from around the world, and delve deeper into an analysis of existing national laws on environment, energy, and natural resources.

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