Newsletter July 2014

Environmental Governance Quarterly
JULY, 2014
Dear Reader,

We are back with our sixth volume of Environmental Governance Quarterly Newsletter. The newsletter, as you know is focused on environmental regulations and regulators. It covers new and upcoming laws and regulations, changes in the regulatory regime, important environmental litigations and best practices in regulations and its implementation. It also captures news from key environmental regulators and gives critical perspective on important regulatory issues. The purpose of this newsletter is not only to share information, but also to build a community of stakeholders who can push for better environmental governance in the country.
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Green agenda for new government
Get the focus on environment and health, Mr Prime Minister
Jun 15, 2014
Adding another national regulator will not help environment
India needs second-generation reforms in environmental governance to protect environment and community rights and reduce transaction costs for industry
May 18, 2014
Environment ministry renamed, online system for green clearances launched
New minister, Prakash Javadekar, says India will present its case on climate change forcefully at international forums
May 30, 2014
Lessons from two cities
Pune aims to become a zero-landfill city by 2015. With a range of solid waste management options like localised biogas plants and composting facilities, and policies that encourage door-to-door waste collection and segregation, the target does not seem too ambitious.
Mar 31, 2014
Village to move court against Bengaluru civic body for illegal garbage dumping
Police enforce Section 144 to prevent protests
Jun 8, 2014
Make forestry policies people-centric, says FAO
UN agency’s latest state of the forests report says poverty alleviation and rural employment should be the ulterior driving force in amending old forest policies
Jun 24, 2014
NGT seeks action plan to ensure zero discharge from Jodhpur industries
National Green Tribunal has also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on each industry operating without consent of the state pollution control board
May 9, 2014
Licence to mine
Supreme Court allows conditional resumption of iron ore mining in Goa
May 31, 2014
NGT orders probe into fly ash pollution in Singrauli
Further directions given to expedite clean water supply to residents by polluting industries
May 22, 2014
Green Clearance Analysis: April to June 2014
Given the election season in larger part of the last quarter, and transition into a new government, the accordance of green clearances by the union Ministry of Environment and Forests has followed a relatively slow pace.
April to June 2014
Green tribunal directs environment ministry not to appoint inexperienced persons in expert panels
NGOs, activists allege unqualified persons are being appointed to bodies that advise government on environment and social impacts of projects
Jul 21, 2014
Meghalaya suspends rat-hole coal mining
State government yet to finalise a policy for scientific and regulated mining in Jaintia hills and elsewhere
Jul 21, 2014
Industry & Environment unit
Centre for Science & Environment
New Delhi
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