Summary of State of Environment Report 2021 – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) has released its annual State of Environment Report, 2021. This year’s assessment has been made against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report highlights the dismal state of the environment in India wherein the country is jeopardising its natural wealth for meeting its economic objectives.  It also… Continue reading Summary of State of Environment Report 2021 – Explained, Pointwise

Children and Digital Dumpsites Report Highlights impacts of E-waste

What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a report titled “Children and Digital Dumpsites”. About Children and Digital Dumpsites Report: The report summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on the links between informal e-waste recycling activities and the health impact among children. The report also underlined the risk faced by children working in… Continue reading Children and Digital Dumpsites Report Highlights impacts of E-waste

UN High- Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land degradation and Drought

What is the News? The Prime Minister of India has delivered a keynote address at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought. About UN High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought: The dialogue has been organized by the President of the United Nations(UN) General Assembly. Aim: It aims to focus… Continue reading UN High- Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land degradation and Drought

TERI organises “World Sustainable Development Summit 2021”

What is the News? The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change has addressed the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021. About World Sustainable Development Summit: The World Sustainable Development Summit is an annual event organized by The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) since 2001. The summit was earlier known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Purpose:… Continue reading TERI organises “World Sustainable Development Summit 2021”

“World Environment Day” 2021 observed globally

What is the News? World Environment Day was observed on the 5th, June 2021. About World Environment Day: World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was created as a result of… Continue reading “World Environment Day” 2021 observed globally

IEA releases “World Energy Investment Report 2021”

What is the News? The International Energy Agency(IEA) has released the World Energy Investment Report 2021. About the World Energy Investment Report 2021: The report presents the latest data and analysis of how energy investment flows are recovering from the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes full-year outlook estimates for 2021.  Key Findings of… Continue reading IEA releases “World Energy Investment Report 2021”

“Clean Energy Ministerial” and “Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative”

What is the news? India along with the United Kingdom has launched a new workstream to promote industrial energy efficiency under the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI). The workstream was launched at the 12th Chief Energy Ministerial(CEM). About Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): The Clean Energy Ministerial(CEM) was launched at the United Nations Framework Convention on… Continue reading “Clean Energy Ministerial” and “Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative”

“State of Finance for Nature Report” demands investment in “Nature-based solutions”

What is the News? The State of Finance for Nature Report has been released. The report recommended more investments in “Nature-based solutions”. About State of Finance for Nature Report: Released by: United Nations Environment Programme, World Economic Forum and the Economics of Land Degradation. Purpose: The report tracks the global trends in public and private… Continue reading “State of Finance for Nature Report” demands investment in “Nature-based solutions”

“Protected Planet Report” 2020 Released by UNEP

What is the News? UNEP released the Protected Planet Report 2020. About Protected Planet Report 2020: Released by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Purpose: The report takes stock of measures taken to fulfill the aims of Aichi Target 11. Aichi Target 11 called for protecting 17% of… Continue reading “Protected Planet Report” 2020 Released by UNEP

International Day for Biological Diversity

What is the News? International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is observed every year on 22nd May. About International Day for Biological Diversity(IDB): The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity(IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Earlier, December 29 was designated as the International Day for… Continue reading International Day for Biological Diversity