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India joins First Movers Coalition

At the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Annual Meeting 2022 taking place in Davos, India has joined the First Movers Coalition, a global initiative aimed at decarbonising the heavy industry and long-distance transport sectors responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions.


Resolution on Plastic Pollution adopted by 175 Countries

At the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2-held at Nairobi), a resolution was adopted by 175 countries to end plastic pollution.

  • The resolution, based on three initial draft resolutions from various nations (one from India), establishes an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) which will begin its work this year, aiming to complete a draft legally binding agreement by the end of 2024.

Carbon Capture and Storage

It involves the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial processes, such as steel and cement production, or from the burning of fossil fuels in power generation.

3 Step Process

  • Capture: The CO2 is separated from other gases produced in industrial processes, such as those at coal and natural-gas-fired power generation plants or steel or cement factories.

‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India

On 23rd August 2021, NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project.


India’s Single Largest Solar Park to come up at Rann of Kutch

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of NTPC will set up 4750 MW renewable energy park at Rann of Kutch in Khavada, Gujarat.


UN Experts Flag Concerns On EIA Notification

Recently, a group of Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations has written to the Centre expressing concern over the proposed Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020.


Strict Conditions For Commercial Use Of Groundwater

  • Recently, in a major revamp of regulations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set out stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use.

Microplastic Pollution In Atlantic Ocean

Recently, a new study published in Nature Communications has estimated early 11.6-21.1 million tones amount of microplastic pollution in the Atlantic Ocean.


Scrapping Of Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan

Recently, the Maharashtra Government scrapped the flagship water conservation project-Jalyukta Shivar.


European Green Deal

On 11th December, 2019, European Commission presented European Green Deal- the most ambitious package of measures, which will enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition.


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