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