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India sends 32-member team of experts for climate change talks
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Thursday, December 04, 2014

LIMA: With air pollution levels reaching alarming levels in Indian cities, the government has raised the stakes at global climate negotiations and sent a much bigger team than before to Lima, which in ...More


NGT won't take 'no' on phasing out old vehicles
Rumu Banerjee & Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 03, 2014

NEW DELHI: It was a punishing two hours for officials from Delhi government as well as ministries from the Centre on Tuesday as National Green Tribunal (NGT) reviewed a coordination meeting after its ...More


Green tribunal won’t back off on its order to ban 15-year-old vehicles
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 03, 2014

After an informal meeting between various stakeholders to devise a plan to execute the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s order to ban 15-year-old vehicles on Delhi’s roads, sources said the tribunal gav ...More


Law routinely broken right under nose of high & mighty
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 03, 2014

NEW DELHI: Lutyens' Bungalow Zone, the 26-sq-km zone populated by ministers, generals and judges, is a big culprit behind air pollution in the city. The gardeners here routinely break the law by burni ...More


Delhi's wait for better bus service must end now
Shivani Singh, / Comment
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Studying in the United Kingdom in the late 90s, I remember how difficult it was to commute in Central London. One would often get off the bus and walk to the destination because it was faster. This ...More


Bhopal changed very little in India
Nitin Sethi /Article
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In 1995, India’s Parliament passed the National Environment Tribunal Act. The law was to provide compensation to victims of environmental accidents. It was to ensure special courts quickly decided dam ...More


Over 3 Lakh 15-yr-old Vehicles Ply on City Roads
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The New Indian Express , Tuesday, December 02, 2014

BENGALURU: As of March this year, there were 3,67,663 vehicles plying in the city which are more than 15 years old, according to the Transport Department. In the light of a recent ruling by the Natio ...More


India needs to focus on multilateral side of climate change
Hindustan Times , Monday, December 01, 2014

Climate change is back on the international agenda. The announcement of a greenhouse gas emissions agreement between the United States and China had been preceded by a European Union commitment to fur ...More


Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules
The Economic Times. , Monday, December 01, 2014

KANCI KULON: The sprawling power station that hums and coughs along this coast in Indonesia is labeled as a Japanese contribution to the global fight against climate change. But the Cirebon plant, ...More


India needs innovative measures to check air pollution: Experts
The Economic Times , Sunday, November 30, 2014

NEW DELHI: A day after the National Green Tribunal ordered a number of steps to check the rising level of air pollution in Delhi, experts Friday demanded innovative institutional measures to address t ...More


Keep schools off on high pollution days: Environment Pollution Authority urges Supreme Court
Harish V. Nair
India Today , Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority has urged the Supreme Court to direct all Delhi schools to declare a holiday on days air pollution levels are so high they are deemed parti ...More


Ganga cleanup will lead to other water bodies: Centre
Deccan Chronicle , Saturday, November 29, 2014

Chennai: The Centre’s Ganga clean-up project is the ‘beginning’ of the Modi government’s mission to clean up all the major water bodies in India, including the southern rivers, Union environment minis ...More


Expert panel suggests taxation to deal with vehicular emissions, new body to fast-track environmental clearances
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Saturday, November 29, 2014

NEW DELHI: In its recent report, TSR Subramanian Committee—formed by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change to review key environmental laws — has recommended a "revised system of tax ...More


Govt says taking steps to prevent air pollution-related deaths
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, November 28, 2014

Amid concerns over rising air pollution in the national capital, the Government today said it has taken various measures to prevent mortality arising out of such a situation. Noting that air pol ...More


NGT bans vehicles over 15-years-old in Delhi
Akanksha Jain
The Hindu , Friday, November 28, 2014

Dismayed at the dangerous levels of air pollution in Delhi due to vehicular emission, the National Green Tribunal has, as an interim measure, banned all vehicles — diesel or petrol — over 15-years old ...More


Parliament Panel Slams Railways over Environment Risks
Richa Sharma
The New Indian Express , Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: Revealing glaring lapses in the performance of the Railways in managing environment risks, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report has found that no comprehensive environmental guidelines ...More


‘Check all polluting vehicles, NCR states included’
The Indian Express , Friday, November 28, 2014

Environmentalists welcomed the National Green Tribunal’s decision to ban old vehicles, but said the emphasis should also be on curbing pollution from any vehicle irrespective of its age. As per a 201 ...More


'Leapfrog to cleaner norms'
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: A day after National Green Tribunal gave a detailed order for tackling air pollution in Delhi, the agencies tasked to do so seemed to be in a haze. In fact, some officials claimed they were ...More


NGT rolls out 14-point action plan to address Delhi’s worsening air quality
The Economic Times , Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have had this in mind when he launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or cleanliness drive, but the National Green Tribunal has stepped in to address the Cap ...More


CSE gives a guarded welcome of NGT order on air pollution
Business Standard , Friday, November 28, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomed the National Green Tribunal's judgement to ban more than 15-year-old vehicles from Delhi roads with some circumspection. In a release, reacting to ...More


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