Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Vs State of Jharkhand dated 20/09/2023.

The state of biodiversity is in severe decline, with deforestation, land degradation and species extinctions all moving in the wrong direction to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, according to this IUCN report.

Over 20% of mapped global species richness are found in World Heritage sites, despite these areas making up just 1% of the Earth’s surface, according to this joint assessment by IUCN and UNESCO.

The development of linear transport infrastructure (LTI) can have a variety of direct and indirect impacts on protected and conserved areas (PCAs) and other intact areas with high biodiversity and ecological connectivity values.

Judgment of the Supreme Court in the matter of In Re: T N Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/04/2023.

The Union of India had filed the application seeking modification/clarification of the order passed by the SC, June 3, 2022 (IA No 1000 of 2003 in WP (C) No 202 of 1995). The applicant (Union of India) was specifically seeking modification of the directions contained in paragraphs 56.1 and 56.5 of the order.

The second edition of the State of Finance for Nature report reveals that nature-based solutions are still significantly under-financed. If the world wants to halt biodiversity loss, limit climate change to below 1.5C and achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, current finance flows to NbS must urgently double by 2025 and triple by 2030.

Some of the world’s most iconic glaciers are set to disappear by 2050, according to this new study by UNESCO, which highlights the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2022.

An Application was filed in the Supreme Court seeking clarification of the judgment, June 3, 2022 (IA No. 1000 of 2003). NAREDCO West Foundation (Maharashtra) had filed the application before the SC seeking clarity of the court order.

The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aadhyatmik Kshetra Paryavaran Sansthan Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 07/09/2022.

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity.