Jul 21, 2016 at 11:30 | Source: PTI
India today pitched for formation ofguidelines for enhancing flexibility, developing methodologiesand ensuring transparency in phasing out of Hydrofluorocarbons(HFCs) for limiting increase in Global warming.Speaking on behalf of all developing countries, Indiamade the proposal at the 38th meeting of the Open EndedWorking Group of Parties to the Montreal Protocol here."Parties across the developing and developed worldhave reiterated their commitment to moving away from highGlobal Warming Potential (GWP) HFCs for limiting increase inglobal warming. The key issue that the parties have starteddiscussing is baseline for developing and developedcountries," M K Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry ofEnvironment and Forests said.Besides highlighting absence of verifiable historicaldata is a challenge in establishing a baseline for bothdeveloped and developing countries, India has also submitted aConference Room Paper (CRP) aimed at improving thetransparency and flexibility of the Multilateral Fund of theMontreal Protocol (MLF)."MLF has been key in supporting the earlier transitionaway from ozone depleting substances, and is widely recognisedfor its success as the only global scale financial transfermechanism for mitigating environmental impacts."However, based on earlier experience of developingcountries, there have been concerns around the flexibility andtransparency of this extremely important mechanism," Singhadded.The Indian submission emphasised on five key issuesincluding developing guidelines for incorporating theprinciple of flexibility, improving understanding ofmethodologies for calculating incremental cost, developingcost guidance for enhancing energy efficiency, increasinginstitutional strengthening for supporting any newcommitments, and prioritising technical assistance forbuilding capacity to address safety issues."Based on the interventions, it is expected thatparties will move forward to an acceptable baseline keepingthe data related issues and constraints in context.Highlighting such challenges is critical for addressing theground realities and challenges for moving towards anamendment for phasing down high GWP HFCs," he said..
Jun 25, 2016 at 14:38 | Source: PTI
"The Ministry has not issued any draft notification on National Forest Policy. What has been uploaded on the website was a study done by Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal," Director General of Forest Sharad Negi said in a statement.
Aug 13, 2014 at 10:35 | Source: Moneycontrol.com
Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys has informed that the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India has extended the environment clearance accorded to the Sukinda Chromite Mines up to March 31, 2026.
Aug 29, 2013 at 09:43 | Source: PTI
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the resumption of mining will depend on the apex court order, clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forest, consent under water and air pollution prevention act and certification from Indian Bureauof Mines.