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Report dated May 28, 2020 of the Joint Monitoring Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Original Application No. 73/2020 regarding gas leak of styrene at LG Polymers Chemical Plant in R. R. Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh in compliance of NGT order of May 8, 2020.

The committee appointed to look into the matter visited the gas leakage site along with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board officials and interacted with the industry officials.

Order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Amaravathi in the matter of WP (PIL) No 112 of 2020 and WP (PIL) No 117 of 2020 dated 22/05/2020. The matter related to leakage of poisonous gas from LG Polymers factory at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: Gas Leak at LG Polymers Chemical Plant in RR Venkatapuram Village Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh dated 08/05/2020 regarding leakage of hazardous gas, Styrene from a chemical factory owned by the South Korean company LG Polymers India Pvt., Limited in R.R. Venkatpuram village, Pendurthy Mandal, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh resulting in deaths and hospitalization of people. There is also damage to environment and habitat.

Does unilateral climate change policy cause companies to shift the location of production, thereby creating carbon leakage? In this paper, the authors analyse the effect of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on the geographical distribution of carbon emissions of multinational companies.

Order of the Madras High Court regarding environmental clearance granted to Sterlite Industries Limited and which is carrying on construction activities on the site for the proposed Copper Smelter Unit II at SIPCOT, Tuticorin. The clearance has, according to the petitioner, been obtained by Vedanta, without the conduct of a public hearing and the requirement for such hearing had been waived on the incorrect representation of Vedanta that Unit II was to be located in Phase II of SIPCOT Industrial Park that had itself been granted approval.

A rapidly growing group of ambitious multinational businesses are actively reshaping the energy market through their global investment decisions and accelerating a zero emissions economy, a new report shows.

This inaugural issue of the World Bank Group’s Global Investment Competitiveness Report presents novel analytical insights and empirical evidence on foreign direct investment’s (FDI) drivers and contributions to economic transformation. Three key features distinguish this report from other leading FDI studies.

The palm oil industry is still a leading cause of deforestation in Indonesia. Three years after the world’s biggest palm oil traders adopted ‘no deforestation’ policies, Greenpeace International examined 11 traders to see how much progress they had made.

CDP’s 2017 Global Forests Report draws on the disclosures from 201 companies that responded to the investor request for information on the risks and opportunities linked to four commodities responsible for the majority of deforestation and forest degradation: cattle products, palm oil, timber products and soy.

Compensatory afforestation is a dubious and controversial environmental “offset” that is adding to environmental damage instead of mitigating or compensating it. Compensatory afforestation may actually be accelerating the invasion of India’s forests by big corporations, in collusion with a permissive state, by legitimising the destruction of forests, greenwashing the land grabs, and encroaching on common property resources and community-held lands.

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