Environmental Governance Newsletter - May 2017 | Centre for Science and Environment

Environmental Governance Newsletter - May 2017

Centre gives six months to deal with cases of environmental clearance violations
A notification issued by the environment ministry gives project proponents a one-time opportunity to apply for ECs stipulating remedial measures
Cement industry misses deadline for new pollution norms
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change asks the cement industry to submit an action plan by April to meet the new norms
Court Watch
NGT panel claims 2016 event ruined Yamuna floodplains; Art of Living calls it flawed
The committee has submitted a time-bound action plan for physical and biological rehabilitation of the affected floodplain
Effluent treatment plants must meet water quality norms by March 31: SC
Justice Kehar directs state governments to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against industrial units flouting norms
NGT orders closure of industrial units in Bellandur Lake area
No industry would be allowed to operate in the lake area unless effluent emissions are under permissible limits. Industries found violating the order will be sealed
Forest Governance
Community forest rights in critical tiger habitats under threat
NTCA's order to deny forest rights in tiger habitat has become a contentious issue
Climate change projects aren't working because communities are left out
Unless they trust climate change programmes, communities will continue to plunder forests rendering such interventions redundant
What's causing elephants in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu to die? Hunger and thirst
In last one week, two elephants died in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka due to dehydration and heat stroke
Home is where mines are
Displaced Baiga tribals are returning to the forests taken over for mining by Reliance in Madhya Pradesh. They say they were short-changed by the company


  • Environmental issues like climate change, water availability, pollution, waste generation and disposal are commanding considerable global attention. Industries, as a major user of raw materials and energy and source of pollution and waste generation, have a major role in addressing current and emerging environmental issues.

  • Program duration: February 12 to 16, 2018

    Offered by: School of Environmental Governance, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) initiative

    Participants: District level officials (the Member Secretary/official member in charge of DMF) and Civil Society practitioners on local level planning and capacity building

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