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

WWF Report on Snow Leopards

What is the News? The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has released a report. Its title is “Over 100 Years of Snow Leopards Research — A spatially explicit review of the state of knowledge in the snow leopard range”. About the Report: The report provides a comprehensive overview of research carried out across the snow… Continue reading WWF Report on Snow Leopards

“Nature in a Globalised World” – An IUCN report on Conflict and Conservation

What is the News? International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) has released a report titled “Nature in a Globalised World: Conflict and Conservation”.  About the Nature in a Globalised World Report: The report focuses on complex relationships between nature and the armed conflict. Objective: The objective is to bring nature conservation into the mainstream of… Continue reading “Nature in a Globalised World” – An IUCN report on Conflict and Conservation

RBI Joins “Network for Greening the Financial System”

What is the News? Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has joined the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) as a Member. About Network for Greening the Financial System(NGFS): Firstly, NGFS was launched at the Paris One Planet Summit in December 2017. Secondly, it is a group of Central banks and financial supervisors. The NGFS aims… Continue reading RBI Joins “Network for Greening the Financial System”

Saudi Arabia joins “Net Zero Producers Forum” on climate change

What is the News? Saudi Arabia has announced that it will be joining Canada, the US, Qatar and Norway in the formation of the Net Zero Producers Forum. About Net Zero Producers Forum: The Net Zero Producers Forum has been formed for the oil and gas producing countries. The Forum aims to discuss the ways… Continue reading Saudi Arabia joins “Net Zero Producers Forum” on climate change

“Global Forest Goals Report 2021” and “United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests”

What is the News? The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations has released the Global Forest Goals Report 2021. Findings of the Global Forest Goals Report 2021: Firstly, the report finds that the world is making progress in key areas such as increasing global forest area through afforestation and restoration. Secondly,… Continue reading “Global Forest Goals Report 2021” and “United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests”

“Blue Nature Alliance” launched to restore oceans in five years

What is the News? Blue Nature Alliance has been launched with a goal to restore 7 million square miles of ocean in five years. About Blue Nature Alliance: Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership. It was founded and led by Conservation International, Pew Charitable Trusts, Global Environment Facility(GEF), Minderoo Foundation and Rob & Melani… Continue reading “Blue Nature Alliance” launched to restore oceans in five years

The significance of “World Earth Day”

What is the News? World Earth Day is being celebrated on April 22, 2021. World Earth day 2021 theme: ‘Restore Our Earth’. The theme focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking to restore the world’s ecosystems.  About World Earth Day World Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April. It was… Continue reading The significance of “World Earth Day”

Government congratulated “International Ranger Award” winner from India

What is the News? Mahinder Giri, a range officer from Rajaji Tiger Reserve won the prestigious International Ranger Award . He is the only ranger from Asia to win this award. Recently, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change congratulated the range officer for his achievement. About the International Ranger Award: The International Ranger Award… Continue reading Government congratulated “International Ranger Award” winner from India

UN observes “International Day of Forests”

What is the News? The United Nations observes March 21 as the International Day of Forests. About International Day of Forests: The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. Aim: The day celebrates and raises awareness about the importance of all types of forests. Celebrated by:… Continue reading UN observes “International Day of Forests”

PM received “Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award”

What is the News? The Prime Minister received the Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award. Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award: Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award was instituted in 2016. Awarded by: the Cambridge Energy Research Associates Week (CERAWeek). Purpose: The Global Energy and Environment Leadership award recognize the commitment of leadership to the… Continue reading PM received “Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award”

State of Environment Report, 2021

What is the News? The Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) has released the State of Environment Report, 2021. About the State of Environment Report, 2021: It is an annual publication by the Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) along with Down To Earth. It covers aspects such as forests, wildlife, agriculture, rural development, water and sanitation,… Continue reading State of Environment Report, 2021

WCCB receives “Asia Environmental Enforcement Award-2020”

What is the News? Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has received the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award-2020. About Asia Environmental Enforcement Award: It is given by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) in partnership with UNDP, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), CITES, INTERPOL, and World Customs Organisation(WCO). Purpose: The award publicly recognises excellence in… Continue reading WCCB receives “Asia Environmental Enforcement Award-2020”

Hyderabad recognised as a ‘Tree City of the World’

What is the news? The Arbor Day Foundation and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation have recognised Hyderabad as ‘2020 Tree City of the World’. About Tree Cities of the World Programme: Tree Cities of the World programme is an international program. It recognises cities and towns for properly and sustainably maintaining their urban forests… Continue reading Hyderabad recognised as a ‘Tree City of the World’

PM to inaugurate “World Sustainable Development Summit 2021”

What is the News? The Prime Minister will inaugurate the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021. About World Sustainable Development Summit(WSDS): It 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: The Summit brings together a wide number of participants in… Continue reading PM to inaugurate “World Sustainable Development Summit 2021”

“Global Climate Litigation Report 2020” released by UNEP

What is the News? The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Global Climate Litigation Report 2020. About Global Climate Litigation Report 2020 Published by: The report was published by the UNEP in cooperation with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. Objective: The provides an overview of the current state of… Continue reading “Global Climate Litigation Report 2020” released by UNEP

“Indo-French Year of the Environment” launched towards a Greener Planet

What is the News? The Indo-French Year of the Environment launched for the period 2021-22. About Indo-French Year of the Environment Objective: To strengthen Indo-French cooperation towards climate change and environment protection. This platform would be used for discussions on critical areas of collaboration relating to the environment and allied areas. Themes: The cooperation would… Continue reading “Indo-French Year of the Environment” launched towards a Greener Planet

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau(WCCB)

Why in News? Wildlife Crime Control Bureau(WCCB) and Barasat Forest Range have rescued a live pangolin in Kolkata. Facts:  Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) It is a statutory multi-disciplinary body.  It functions under the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Its responsibilities include combating organized wildlife crime in the country. Headquarters: New Delhi Functions: Under Section… Continue reading Wildlife Crime Control Bureau(WCCB)

UNEP releases Adaptation Gap Report 2020 

Why in News?   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Adaptation Gap Report 2020.  Key Facts:  Adaptation: It is one of the pillars of Paris accord. It involves increasing capacity and reduction of vulnerability of countries and communities to climate-related disasters. This capacity will be built by national efforts and funding mechanisms.   Aim of the report: The report aims to indicate national and international efforts to advance adaptation.  Findings of the Adaptation Gap report,… Continue reading UNEP releases Adaptation Gap Report 2020 

One Planet Summit has commenced virtually

News: One Planet Summit has commenced virtually through video conference. Facts: One Planet Summit: It has been organised by France in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank. Objective: The summit focuses on four major topics 1) protecting terrestrial and marine ecosystems; promoting agro ecology 2) more sustainable way to grow food c) increasing funding to protect biodiversity and 4) identifying links… Continue reading One Planet Summit has commenced virtually

UNEP announces 2020 Champions of the Earth Award winners

Source: Click here News: UN Environment Programme(UNEP) has announced the winners of the 2020 Champions of the Earth award. Facts: Champions of the Earth award: It was launched in 2005 by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP).It is the UN’s highest environmental honour. Purpose: It recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors and from civil… Continue reading UNEP announces 2020 Champions of the Earth Award winners

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Sustainable Mountain Development Summit

Source: Click here News: The 9th edition of Sustainable Mountain Development summit commenced in virtual mode on the occasion of International Mountain Day. Facts: Sustainable Mountain Development Summit(SMDS): The summit was organized by Indian Mountain Initiative(IMI) Aim: To deliberate on issues such as migration, water security, climate resilience and innovative solutions for the farm sector and disaster risk… Continue reading Sustainable Mountain Development Summit