Minamata convention was the first global environmental agreement negotiated in the 21st millennium to address public health issues due to mercury. Read here to know about mercury pollution and the convention. In news: Mercury pollution is still on the rise and parties to Minamata Convention … [Read more...] about Minamata Convention on Mercury
What is Desertification? What is land degradation? What are the reasons behind it? How is it affecting the world? Know more here. What is land degradation? It is a process in which the biophysical environment is affected negatively by the combination of natural and human-induced processes acting … [Read more...] about Desertification: Causes and Impact
The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released the India State of Forest Report 2021. Read to know the details of the report here. The India State of Forest Report 2021 (ISFR) has found the country’s forest cover has increased by 1,540 sq km since 2019. But a decline in … [Read more...] about India State of Forest Report 2021: Key Findings in ISFR (Video)
What are the environmental laws in India? What is the history of environmental legislation in India? Read here in detail about the environmental laws in India. Environmental laws are an important part of any governance body. It comprises a set of laws and regulations concerning air quality, water … [Read more...] about Environmental Laws in India
What is e-waste? What are the concerns associated with it? How do we dispose of it? What are reuse and recycle? Are there any rules in place? Read to know more here. What is e-waste? E-waste or Electronic waste is any electrical or electronic equipment that’s been discarded. This includes working … [Read more...] about E-Waste: Causes, Concerns and Management
COP26 was the 26th UN Climate change conference held in Glasgow, the United Kingdom in 2021. Read to know more about the conference and related key concepts here. The United Kingdom hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November … [Read more...] about COP26: UN Climate Change Conference 2021
One Health concept is being recognized as an effective way to fight health issues at the human-animal-environment interface, including zoonotic diseases. ‘One Health’ was proposed as a concept to foster such interdisciplinary collaboration. It is adopted by the international agencies charged with … [Read more...] about One Health Concept: Why is it in news now?
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) is prepared by the Forest Survey of India (Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change) about the forest resources of India. The release of the biennial India State of Forest Report (ISFR) published by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) is one of the most … [Read more...] about India State of Forest Report 2019: Key Findings
When a woman is empowered, the whole family, society, and the country are empowered to advance forward towards development. Can women play a special role in climate change management and agriculture? Let's see. Contribution of Women in Agriculture and Managing Climate Change Women are … [Read more...] about Climate Change Management and Agriculture – What Can Women Do?
Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change was followed by another major global agreement - Kigali Agreement. In this post, we explain the importance of Kigali agreement and it's relevance to India. What is Kigali Agreement? In the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, … [Read more...] about Kigali Agreement: Simplified