India’s Climate Change stand seen as being not positive?

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India’s stand on climate change is guided by the consideration of the equity and CBDR which cannot be neglected in any arrangement. The issue is that of burden sharing. There can be no shifting of the burden of mitigation actions in the name of climate change. India’s position is that all climate actions should be… Read more »

What would be the shape of post 2020 Arrangements for Climate Change?

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The legal shape of post 2020 arrangements cannot be pre-judged. The arrangement may include a variety of options including aspirational CoP decisions, binding CoP decisions, setting up of institutions and bodies covering various aspects of Bali Action Plan and Cancun Agreements with differing degrees of bindingness under the provisions of domestic and international law under… Read more »

What steps have been taken to control noise pollution due to fire crackers?

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The Govt. of India has enacted noise standards for fire-crackers vide G.S.R.682(E), dated 5th October, 1999, in an effort to control noise pollution due to fire crackers Recently in March 2001, Central Pollution Control Board in association with National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Delhi initiated a study on measurement of noise levels of fire-crackers available in… Read more »

What are the important Environmental Laws in the country?

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Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Cess Act, 1977, – Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rules there under Public Liability Insurance Act, 1981, National Environmental Tribunal Act, 1995 National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997   What are the important Environmental Laws in the country?