What are the provisions for environmental protection?

Posted On & filed under .

The Indian Penal Code has a chapter on offences affecting Public Health, Safety, Convenience (Chapter XIV). Sec. 268 provides that “a person is guilty of a public nuisance who does any act or is guilty of an illegal omission which causes any common injury, danger or annoyance to the public or to the people in… Read more »

According to Section 2(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, what are includes in Environment?

Posted On & filed under .

According to Section 2(a) of the Environmental Protection Act, 1986, Environment includes following – a) Water, air and land b) The inter-relationship which exists among and between, i) water, air, land, and ii) human beings, other living creatures, plants, microorganisms and property. Environmental law means the laws that regulate the impact of human activities on the… Read more »

What are included in Environmental Laws?

Posted On & filed under .

Environmental law means the laws that regulate the impact of human activities on the environment. Environmental law covers a broad range of activities that affect air, water, land, flora or fauna. It includes laws that relate to: Protection of animals and plants. It includes laws that relate to: Protection of animals and plants Planning for the… Read more »

What do you mean by Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification?

Posted On & filed under .

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause  (v) of sub-section  (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 and in supersession of the notification number S.O. 60 (E) dated the 27th January, 1994,… Read more »

What are the general powers of the Central Government under E.P.A. for the protection and improvement of environment?

Posted On & filed under .

Section 3. Power of Central Government to take measure to protect and improve the environment – 1. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government shall have the power to take all such measures as it deems necessary or expedient for the purpose of protecting and improving the quality of the environment pollution…. Read more »

What are the key elements of Durban Decisions/Package?

Posted On & filed under .

At Durban, the second commitment period for developed country parties under the Kyoto Protocol was established. Several institutional mechanisms including the Green Climate Fund, Technology mechanism, and the Adaptation Committee which had been agreed at Cancun were operationalised at Durban. The Durban conference also adopted the guidelines for transparency arrangements which will result in the… Read more »