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This briefing paper presents findings from Oxfam’s recently commissioned research on climate predictions for 2040 and 2050 in the Middle East, the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA), West Africa and Asia regions.

Conservation and restoration of water bodies in Rajasthan In each divisional level in the state of Rajasthan a committee has to be constituted under the chairmanship of Revenue Commissioner of the division to monitor the effective implementation of the water conservation schemes introduced by the government. The committee should also ensure that there should not be any encroachment over the land of ponds, tanks and lakes, and if, there is any encroachment that be removed immediately said the order of the National Green Tribunal, Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal, September 25, 2023.

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

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sarang Yadvadkar & Others Vs The State of Maharashtra dated 15/09/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Jheel Sanrakhan Samiti Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 05/09/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Swarup Kumar Rath Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/08/2023.

Preliminary report of the Amicus Curiae, Swati Mehta in the matter of Priyanshu Gupta Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 28/08/2023.

The Original Application was registered by the NGT by taking suo moto cognizance based on a letter petition dated April 12, 2023 pertaining to several water bodies (baolis or stepwells) falling within the jurisdiction of the Indore Nagar Nigam.

Wastewater is a growing health and environmental threat, accounting for almost as many planet warming emissions as the aviation industry.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Jitendra Singh Vs Rameshwar P Gupta & Others dated 21/08/2023.

The bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Dipankar Datta directed that the waterbodies in Greater Noida should be restored along with the catchment area. Counsel for Greater Noida and senior AAG for Uttar Pradesh assured to submit the restoration plan within four weeks.

Water is a critical natural resource, a global public good, and an essential service.