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Finally Bamboo liberated, report from the field

Mendha Lekha wins right over bamboo, finally

Environment minister warns of legal action if officials refuse passes


Mendha Lekha's struggle for bamboo rights

How does the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) review chemicals?

The POPRC reviews proposals submitted by Parties for listing new chemicals in accordance with Article 8 of the Convention.

Endosulfan In Stockholm Convention – A Background

Proposal to amend the 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) was sent on 26th July' 2007 to the Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention. In this the European Commission on behalf of the European Community proposed to amend the convention with inclusion of endosulfan as one of the POPs under annexes A, B and C . It was requested that the proposal be forwarded to the Third meeting of POP Review Committee (POPRC) taking place on November'07.

Sharing the wealth of minerals: Policies, practices and implications

It is now well recognised across the world that wealth generated by the mining sector comes at a substantial development cost, along with environmental damages and economic exclusion of the marginalised. This has also been exhaustively documented in India. In fact, the major mining districts of India are among its poorest and most polluted. Considering the negative externalities of the mining sector, new policies and practices are being explored and implemented across the world to ensure that mineral wealth can be converted into sustainable development benefits for local communities.


SC Demands Explanation from CBI

A five judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice HS Kapadia, on April 13, began the hearing of curative petitions in the Bhopal gas tragedy. While hearing the curative petition filed by the CBI to re-examine the 1996 Supreme Court's judgement, the five judge bench questioned the CBI for approaching the court after a gap of 16 years and not filing a review petition during these years.

Endosulfan Added to Trade "Watch List"

United Nations chemical experts have recommended endosulfan to be included in the Rotterdam Convention’s Prior Informed Consent procedure. 


CSE review: Planning Commission's interim report on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

Introductory Para

There is a clear lack of ambition in the strategies proposed. In case of renewable energy, for instance, the goal proposed even for the 'aggressive effort scenario' is far lower than what has been proposed in the National Action Plan for Climate Change.

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