Currently, only 70% of land needed to be acquired to start a project, which often led to stoppages and delays

This policy brief outlines and analyses worldwide trends in legislation and litigation on climate change. The analysis covers legislative activities in 177 countries with varying economic contexts and income levels. The data informing this brief clearly shows that no country is acting alone on climate change.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour (NCCCL) Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/10/2017 regarding state of construction workers in India. Affidavit filed on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India reveals the state of affairs with regard to the utilization of cess collected under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

The pollution level in industrial towns across Haryana is set to rise with the Khattar Government doing away with mandatory greenbelts around industrial colonies.

In 2012, then Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan overruled the views of the expert members of the NBWL standing committee and granted it wildlife clearance.

Recycling has been taking place in South Africa for more than three decades, driven by social and economic needs. While the waste hierarchy is embedded in national policy, an extensive legislative framework has made it more and more challenging for the public and private sector to remain compliant and competitive in a local and global market, and still drive waste away from landfill towards reuse, recycling and recovery. A local recycling economy, on par with many developed countries, is in part due to a large and active informal waste sector.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Federation of Indian Mineral Industries & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/10/2017 regarding establishment of the District Mineral Foundation under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and the contribution required to be made to the District Mineral Foundation by the holder of a mining lease or a prospecting licence-cum-mining lease in addition to the payment of royalty.

Supreme Court passes the following directions:

ACCRA - Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales.

City residents, too, appeared split on the court order.

Cites violations of environmental laws; says authorities not protecting residents’ right to ‘peaceful life’